Conflictions and broken families at Christmas.
My son won’t let me see my grandchildren this Christmas.
Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time. A chance for families to get together. But for some families it is just a reminder that they are estranged from a family member or dear friend. I am a 51 year old grandmother. I have had an argument with my son. And to be spiteful and vexatious he has stopped me seeing my grand children. With the holiday season approaching it will be hard. I love them so much. One of them the little girl who is now 12 years old, I helped raise with so much love and care and also financially . My grandson is 10 and I have always shown them so much love. I really don’t know how people can be so spiteful. The pain is almost to much to bare.
I feel so much anger about it all. Its so cruel. They are not even allowed to speak to me on the phone. I send texts but they are not allowed to answer.
I call my mothers house on a Sundays when I know my son will be there with my grandchildren. My mother will ask my granddaughter if she wants to speak to me, and my son will intervene and say no she is not allowed to speak to me.
My son and I have always had a volatile relationship. He has a very controlling nature and he is a bit of a bully. Unfortunately I don’t think this can be sorted out by mediation, I think the only way forward for me is to try and get access through the courts.
I find this situation so stressful that it is affecting my physical and mental health.