This last 12 months has been very stressful. I have worried about Mark, concerned he might be deteriorating, worried about work which is suffering during this financial downturn, worried about staff issues and so on. Even the dog ran off two weeks ago and it took me 2 hours to track her down, whilst sheer panic began to take over
But the one thing which has most disturbed me is the lack of His family contact. They were never the closest family but by any standard this behaviour is reprehensible. We have not been told where one daughter has moved to, been invited to see the new baby born 5 months ago (my Partner's Grandchild) thanked for the Christmas presents or telephoned just to see how we are. For nearly 18 months we have heard nothing and gleaned some public snippetts only from Facebook!!!
My Partner gets upset and is frustrated at the lack of contact but he is not able to facilitate it due to his Dementia. I love him and am angry at the cold and heartless view they take toward their father. What should I do? I feel that if I intervene I shall be regarded as the interfering Step Father, but if I don't they will effectively not acknowledge he even exists any longer.
I don't think I can trust their Mother to state my Partner's case. She is very defensive about them and I think indulgent of their raw and naked selfishness.
Any advice most welcome. Thanks for reading