Cynthia A - posted on 11/18/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I feel so bad because I raised my daughter since she was three yrs old and her Dad and I got a divorce. She moved out of my home 2 yrs ago. We were very close and now she is so distant and has a good relationship with her Father. He never made many attempts to see her when she was young. It is to the point where I don't have her phone number and am dealing with her Father more and would prefer not to. I feel he is influencing her against me. He is making dinner for Thanksgiving and I am invited. My daughter and her boyfriend would be stopping over when they are done with his family events. Her Father and I went to a restaurant to meet up with her and her boyfriend on her birthday a few weeks ago. I went far out of my way to give her a great birthday. She still has not given me her new phone number. I spoke with her Father last night and asked him what advice he was giving her. He admitted to telling her that it was her right not to speak with me. He also stated that she did not want to be crowded by me. He said he was no longer wanted to discuss this and was ready to hang up when I said I would not be there on Thanksgiving. Any advice would help. I have been divorced since 1997 and have done everything to have my daughter and her Father have a relationship. He does not drive so during the years I have done tons of driving so she could see her Father. I feel so hurt and depressed. Any help would be appreciated.