How do you all deal with Grandparents in denial? My mother for the longest time was kind of sitting on the fence. My daughter was sexually abused by my Step Father. My mother for the most part for quite a while was supportive of my daughter. She still allows my stepfather to live there as he has nowhere else to go and my mother said that he needs support as well. She cannot get over the fact that abusers are the ones you would never expect. He is retired and has spent quite a few hours volunteering in the community. Everyone in the community loves him. If they only knew what he was really like. My mother recently said to me that she thinks that the courts and my daughter and myself are carrying this a bit too far and that he should not go to Jail. I got mad at that point because I don't think she really realizes the severity of sexual assault on children. My daughter was abused from 2yrs old til she was about 14 yrs. I have felt all along that mom was not completely supportive, but I had hope that that would change as we have a very small family. My family is already broken up because of alcoholism (another story another day). I had been so close to my mother for many years and this is really hard. Today is her 72nd birthday and she is not well. I have some support from my ex husband and friends etc, but is not the same as having Mom on ourside. Any thoughts? Suggestions?
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