Jun 25th, 2020
I saw a Facebook message from my future daughter-in-law that she was stressed out and having an anxiety attack so I sent her a note to say that I was around if she wanted to talk. I hadn't heard from her in a couple of days but when she responded she said it might have been awkward when the source of stress was my son.
Well... Having raised that child, I know how stressful it can be. I'm not one to take sides - not even blindly for my own bloodline but I understand her hesitancy. Some people might interpret that as being a terrible mother but I've cut the umbilical cord with my children a long time ago. It took a lot of time and conscious effort to see them as responsible adults and not my brat kids.
On the flip side of that, if she doesn't talk about it then I don't know if she's overreacting either. At the end of the day, she seems to have gotten over whatever issue was stressing her out and it's not really my business.