Archive for July 21st, 2008

July 21, 2008

I want to see my son more…..

by Rod Smith

“My son, because of his wife and her wishes, is closer to his in-laws than he is to me. This is very painful for me and I find myself being jealous when I hear how much time he spends with her family. I am 72 and feel like I am too old for this kind of petty jealousy. I think I have been a good mother and I really do not want to see him or his family too much. I would just like to be more included in his life. Please help.” (Edited)

Your jealous stirrings, and your discomfort with them, are completely understandable. I hope your son and his wife will read your poignant plea, and respond appropriately. If you have not told your son and daughter-in-law of your wants as clearly as you have communicated them to me, I’d suggest you do so as soon as possible.