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Dear Carolyn: My son and his family recently moved back to our area. I feel Ive missed so many milestones, though I did make the effort to visit them every month or so.
Once the kids started school, I joined the PTA. I so enjoyed my time as PTA president when my sons were small, and thought I could get to know the parents of my grandchildrens friends. When I announced this, my daughter-in-law started to cry and said, We never should have moved back. My son gathered up the kids and left, and we havent spoken since.
I dont understand what happened, though I have always had a frosty relationship with my daughter-in-law. She is not my favorite person. I did not approve of my son marrying her, and found her immature.