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  1. Holiday Stesses - 2017

    We've talked in here before about the fact that for some people, holidays can be lonely and/or stressful. So w/ several of them approaching - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's - I'm asking, what stresses/upsets/hurts you, if anything, during this otherwise joyous time?
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  3. My daughter has a real knack for using me. I've had a close relatiobship with my grandson since he was born. He is just a little over 5 years old and has come to stay with me overnight often. Or, when my daughter and son-in-law need to go out or to go out of town, I get a call to go and pick up my grandson, or stay overnight with him, or have him stay with me at my house. I've done it without complaining even if it meant I had to cancel my own plans or use my vacation days to stay with him. Again, I'm not complaining because I'm happy to do it. I love that child with all of my heart. Since around Thanksgiving, I've been shut out completely. A few phone calls, and my grandson is obviously not being allowed to stay with me or even to be alone with me at any time. I'm a grandmother and I spoil him but he tells his parents that I give him candy or cookies and they take it out on me by restricting my time with him. No explanation -- just no contact. I am so hurt I don't know what to do except to air this out on this site. If I mention it to my daughter she'll start yelling at me (she's shut me out before for whatever reason and for whatever I do that ticks her off). She can be very cruel and I'm sure my son-in-law is just as guilty as she is. Sorry, I just needed to get this out and I'm not trying to be dramatic. I guess, I'm an unfit grandmother (because I let him have snacks). Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. Since my grandson was born, this is the saddest Christmas I've ever had. Hi -- I just realized this is the "just for fun" forum. I apolgize for being such a downer.