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When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren

When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren

When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren When Grandparents Are Estranged From Their Grandchildren For years, Pat Hanson composed letters, hundreds of them, to a granddaughter she wasn’t permitted to see or speak to. She described her travels, chatted about books and movies, envisioned a trip they’d one day take together to New York City. At first, she wrote by …

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Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation

Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation

Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation Aching for My Grandchildren in Isolation Decades ago, self-isolating helped save my life. For one week each month, my husband cared for our children, who were 1, 3, and 5 at the time, while I navigated bottomed-out blood counts alone in my bedroom. Hairless and hungry for my children’s hugs, I threw them kisses …

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