My father and I have not spoken to each other in over a year and a half when I announced my engagement to my now husband. He disapproved of the marriage because my husband is divorced and has 2 children out of that relationship. (Please note that they were never married by the Catholic church; my husband has since then gone through a wonderful conversion and was able to obtain an annulment prior to our Catholic wedding)
Anyhow, my father did not attend the wedding and refuses to even hear my name mentioned in his home. He tries to keep my mom and I from talking and gives her a hard time when we do see each other, etc.
Well, my husband and I were blessed with a honeymoon baby that was just born (March 19). I want my daughter to know her grandfather and not have to sneak around to see her grandmother. I made a few attempts during the pregnancy to make mends with my father but that was unsuccessful.
Should I try again? What should I do? He knows the baby was just born and still gives my mom a hard time when she calls or wants to visit me. They live 4 blocks away and my mom (although she calls every day) has only come to visit the baby once because my father blows up. I also hate that I am the one causing my mother so much pain by putting her between a rock and a hard place.