SOUPSPOON - Oct 17 2015 at 18:58
I am a 67 year old single mom to a 37 year old only daughter. She is happily married with three small children. They are my life and my joy. When she was younger, it was just the two of us. We went through a lot of struggles and hardships together. We have always been very close. She is my best friend.
In the last few years, we have drifted apart. We used to talk every day and now we only text a few times a day and speak maybe once or twice a week. She works full time and is busy with her children all night.
I am happy to babysit and help out as much as I can but we live more than an hour away from each other.
She works all week and on the weekend wants to spend time with her family or doing household chores. We see each other a couple of times a month but I would prefer to see them more.
I just don't feel like she is interested in having a close relationship with me anymore. I feel I have sacrificed a lot for her and now she has no time for me.
Is there anything I can do to get our close relationship back? I miss my daughter.
have a talk with her... you ned her too..she is ur daughter... everybody needs each other... someday she will be ur age and will also get what she is doing to you...
family should be there for each other always...
Hi do you drive? Have a chat with her and suggest the two of you do something together, join a club or do an activity together.. and be honest with her and say you would love to spend more time with her and her family, not every week but more than once a month. I think if she knows how you feel she will try and do something about it. Hope this helps