I’m too hurt to visit if they can’t call me Grandma

DEAR ABBY: My husband’s daughter has decided that her children should not call me “Grandma,” because I’m not their biological grandmother.

She says her mother is their grandma and not me, even though her father and I have been together since before the birth of her children.

I am so hurt about it I can no longer bring myself to go over to their house.

Please tell me how I can deal with being so blatantly disrespected by my husband’s daughter. I seem to be good only for birthday presents and Christmas gifts.

SLIGHTED IN CALIFORNIA

DEAR SLIGHTED: I subscribe to the philosophy that the more love there is in this world, the better. I would take it a step further and add that the more loving grandparents there are in a child’s life, the better.

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