adult children estrangment
Perhaps "estranged" is the wrong word. I see my son and DIL on holidays or when I invite myself over to their home (once or twice a year during the summer)in the guise of planting a garden or helping with a project. However, my son NEVER phones to say "hi Mom, How ya doin? NEVER The one time I asked him about this he assured me he loved me and said he would try to call. He never did. He seems so wrapped up in his own life. I have been extremely careful not to be intrusive in any way and shower my DIL with positive regard when in her presence or with an occasional card or gift. Nothing works.