2 Daughters Who Ignore Me (mom)
We aren't estranged but almost. I have 2 adult daughters (ages 45 & 40) who still act like teenagers around me. I thought it would change when they became moms. Much of the time they simply ignore my e-mails, phone calls, etc. or answer a week or longer later. The oldest daughter cannot keep from yelling at me &/or criticizing me if we are together for more than a couple hrs. It's so disheartening! The younger daughter simply ignores me & almost all of my gift-sending, e-mails & phone calls. I was the LAST to find out she'd bought a house recently. Same with their pregnancies. It hurts! I went back into therapy to deal with my pain some yrs ago. But this history of blaming me for the divorce from their dad has gone on for 20+ years. I do not know what to do to break this toxic cycle. Altho not perfect, I feel I was a very loving mom. I never thought my sixties & maybe beyond would be like this!