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Old 11-10-2021, 04:47 PM   #1
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got really upset about my daughter taking pictures with her own hubby and kids, when she wont even take any pictures of me with her, or the grandbabies, husband doesnt want any pictures taken with me either. it makes me feel like they dont want any kind of proof that i was ever in their life
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:42 PM   #2
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I'm sorry. It sounds like you are really hurt. Have you spoken with any of your family members?
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got really upset about my daughter taking pictures with her own hubby and kids, when she wont even take any pictures of me with her, or the grandbabies, husband doesnt want any pictures taken with me either. it makes me feel like they dont want any kind of proof that i was ever in their life
I'm also sad to read that, @tluvss1991.

BethRags offers a good suggestion. It's important that you truly know why this might be. I include "might" just in case there's a misunderstanding. I'd ask the question as directly as possible. For example, "Why won't you take pictures of me (with you or the children/grandchildren)? Them having to answer holds them accountable for their responses. No sense beating around the bush. These are the closest people to you in your life.

If they say they're not deliberately avoiding it, time to say "Please take a photo of them with me NOW. I really want one." Assertiveness may be in order.

People with bipolar disorder do deserve understanding, forgiveness, support and inclusion, especially after actions beyond their control, or when true recompense and positive efforts are made. Unfortunately, many of us must apologize a lot, even for the "out of our control" stuff. It can be the better road to take. I'm not sure how relevant this is to your situation, though.

If there is some kind of stigma involved, it is truly a shame. Unfortunately, it (and other forms of discrimination) are widely present and being kindled. I hope in the future this will ease. It hurts everyone, including those that stigmatize/discriminate. I know this offers little consolation, but hopefully some. Your kids and husband are adults, not juveniles. Hopefully they will positively evolve, if stigma is an issue.

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