My mother in law had a period of being a pretty full on alcoholic and she was destroying relationships all around her. I am a big believer in sticking with your family through thick and thin and i have given her so many chances. She has not really spent time with our kids and she hasn’t really been a good grandmother but she has recently given up drinking. I thought that it would be nice for her to spend time with the kids so we provided her with movie tickets and some money for the day. She spent hours and hours with them and they really enjoyed it. She is picking them up tomorrow as well. I am beyond thankful that she has stopped drinking and i can see that she is back to the person that i met 10 years ago. The kids had a great time. I am glad that they spent time with her. I am hoping that she keeps it together and stays a positive part of our lives.

Posted anonymously, 5th July 2015

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  • You are a wonderful person for sticking by her, and I am so pleased to read things are now looking up. Wishing you all much happiness and good health.


  • Wow that is a wonderful story. Glad that you are reconnecting again.
    Family is so important.


  • It’s lovely to read about these stories. I’m glad you all have her back!


  • This is great to hear, I am glad she was able to give up drinking and now can spend time with her grandkids!


  • Glad you have your mother-in law back and good on you for giving her so many chances,some people may not have.


  • Wishing you and your family all the best on this new relationship journey, and hoping things are lasting changes :) x


  • It’s great that she’s turned things around – that’s not easy.


  • That’s fantastic, not only that she was able to turn her life around, but that you have been to sportive and accepting. My father was a sever alcoholic my whole life (and most of his). I would have loved for him to be a part of my kids lives,unfortunately he never made it that far. Enjoy your time as a family xx


  • That’s so wonderful that she has stopped drinking and good on you for stick by her and allowing her to bond with your kids. I hope it continues to get better


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