Question: Dear Luise: My daughter in law will not let me babysit my new grandson and greatly limits my time with him. He just started day care and she won’t even allow him to be home with his dad on his day off because she is afraid he will let me see the baby or keep him for a little while. My daughter is dead last year from cancer and my son is our only child now. We only have the one grandchild. I am accused of having a negative attitude because I am resentful of the other grandparents seeing him a lot more often and going to their house. Unfortunately, my son’s work schedule limits the time he is home with the baby, too. My DIL will not pick up the phone when I call or call me back. I don’t make a habit of it, but was told to schedule ahead if I want to see the baby, but I can’t schedule with no one talking. I am so frustrated, and my friends are telling me I have to just walk away. What a waste! L.
Answer: Dear L.: I have created a Web-community for women who have issues with their adult children and extended families. There is usually the need for more support than this question and Answer venue offers. Caring and sharing – listening and understanding – problem solving and healing are part of what goes on there. Please consider coming over to: www.WiseWomenUnite.com Blessings, Luise