Hurt To The Core...I have two daughter's one that is 23 and the youngest being 18 soon to be 19. I have been divorced from their father for years and remarried to a wonderful man for 12 years who feels as if they are his own. My youngest moved back in with her father and his girlfriend because she wants to come and go as she pleases since she is an adult now (no rules).
Her father let her move in with them but will not help her at all financially and his girlfriend has made it obvious she does not want her there. This has been the case for a long time. We have always supported both of the girls financially and emotionally. My oldest daughter has two kids of her own now 5 and 3 years old our grandchildren who we adore. We love to take care of them when we can work permitting, take them places & generally spoil them rotten.
Last night my youngest daughter graduated from High School and of course we had bought all her graduation needs because her father did not have any money and couldn't help her out. His girlfriend did not attend the graduation and when it was time to greet our daughter after the ceremony her father and his sister grabbed her diploma (we did not even get to see it) and all of her gifts. Think this is bad huh.... when we all went to dinner afterwards my oldest daughter had to pay for his meal because again... he didn't have any money and we paid for everyone else.
Went online today and my oldest daughter posted the graduation pictures on her Facebook album and all the pictures were of her sister, herself and her father and the other family members that had attended. There were no picutures with us nor were there any traces of us as if we didn't exist. Sometimes I think I shouldn't feel this way but it hurts. This is just one episode and I could go on and on as the list is endless. I have told them before the way I feel and it doesn't do any good. I have even said no when they need help and told them they will have to ask their father thinking this would possibly open their eyes but it never does. Really sad......