Ask Amy: Alcoholic struggles to recover from estrangement
Dear Amy: Four years ago, my daughter and son-in-law cut off all contact with me.
I am a recovering alcoholic, but I relapsed and moved in with my sister.
She and I got into a fight, so I moved out, but I didn't have anywhere to go so I asked my daughter if I could stay with her and her husband until I found a place.
They let me stay with them, but were angry about it.
After two weeks with them I moved back in with my sister, which was a mistake.
To make a long story short, I started drinking again and tried to kill myself.
I went to a behavioral health center and got help.
Now I am doing great, but they still won't talk to me.
I have been sending cards to them for birthdays and Christmas. I don't know what else to do. My daughter is my only child.
I have been sober for four years now, and I go to AA meetings.