Mary - posted on 05/05/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
My problem is probably not that unusual, but I am 77 and my 52-year old son, my only child has nothing to do with me anymore. It's because of his wife who has a mental problem and drinks to excess. She tells everyone that I am a bad mother, that I lie, exaggerate and imagine things. She has convinced my son of this and yells, screams, uses horrible language and I have done my best for both son and daughter-in-law. It all started on Christmas (2013) and I cry, can't eat or sleep, and it doesn't help me with my own physical or mental health. My husband has just been diagnosed with a terrible illness and all of this is too much for me. I want a son to talk to and don't know what to do. Can someone out there give me a clue of how to cope, or what to do? She spread terrible gossip to my step-children and they aren't talking to me either. My son knows that being his wife, she comes first and she has forbidden me to see him or my grand and great-grand children. I call my grand-children and they don't return calls. I know this sounds petty, but I can't take any more.
Is there someone out there that can help me get my son back? Will time take care of it? I didn't do anything wrong. Anyone else have problems with their adult sons?