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Woman Denies Mom Access to Her Grandson Because She Refused to Help Her With Childcare, Asks If She's Wrong
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Woman Denies Mom Access to Her Grandson Because She Refused to Help Her With Childcare, Asks If She's Wrong

The woman's mother refused to help her multiple times despite repeated requests during some very challenging times, ultimately enraging her enough to cut all ties.

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Parenting is not the easiest job. So when parents and grandparents come together to help with children, it benefits not just the children but also the parents. It's not necessarily expected of them too, but they're family and it definitely helps to have them around. Besides the help factor, grandchildren often develop a very special bond with their grandparents. Most grandparents look forward to being involved in their grandchildren's lives. But in a Reddit post shared by a struggling new mom, that's clearly not the case with all the grandparents.

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A Reddit user u/almost30xoxo took to the community to share how her mother refused to help with her own grandchild. She had struggled all throughout her pregnancy and later battled PPD. "My husband and I (32f) are first-time parents to an 8-month-old son, Jack. I’ve struggled since he was born. I had a difficult pregnancy. My son had colic, and my maternity leave was short. I was diagnosed with PPD and am getting treatment. My husband and I both have demanding jobs. I’d love to quit, but we can’t afford it right now. I don’t have many friends in the state where we live, and I’m lonely. My MIL is in poor health, and my husband is gone 2x per week helping her. I haven’t had a day or evening off since Jack was born. Plus, our home was flooded by a broken pipe 5 months ago. Handling the cleanup has been a nightmare."