When your children get a divorce

Sue - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Our oldest son informed me that his wife of three years wants to call it quits. They have two children 8 and 3 that were born before they were married. They live far away, but I'm close to my grandkids. If they get divorced, I may never see them again. How do I have a relationship with their mother, she won't let me see them again, I'm afraid.

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Anne Marie - posted on 06/23/2010

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Grand parents have a valuable role in kids lives. I am not a grandmother but I have a brother who is divorced. We still talk to his wife and kids. You can still like and respect both of them, naturally you will have stronger feelings for your son but just let both of them know that you are not taking sides, you just want what is best for the kids, and a relationship with them is imortant.

Carla - posted on 06/21/2010

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Hopefully you and your duagher in law get along, even if you dont hopefully she will you see your grandchildren. My son and his wife aour going through a divorce, he as the children as she is in the army, but her and I still talk on the computer all the time.

Joy - posted on 06/09/2010

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Hopefully you have had a relationship with your daughter-In-Law, prior to the divorce. My son and daughter-in-law were divorced and I still have my grandson every friday night. You need to talk to your daughter-in-law and explain that you did not divorce her or the children. My daughter-in-law (notice I do not call her ex., I didn't divorce her) and I have a very caring relationship. I did not take sides or discuss what caused their divorce. However shortly after their divorce my son was murdered. But I however must have a loving daughter-in-law because she could have cut me out of her and my grandsons life but they are more in my life then before. I suggest telling her your feelings for her and the grandchildren.

Adriane - posted on 06/09/2010

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You should check with your state and the state that they live in on grandparent's rights. Some states now have rights assigned to grandparents in regards to having visitation with their grandkds.

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