I stay in Bangalore and my dad stays in Delhi. It’s been a while I visited him after my parents parted last year. Since a few weeks, my father has suddenly stopped responding to my phone calls and texts and likewise to my sister’s.
I spoke to my sister staying at a distance of 5 kms from my dad’s house to have a check on him. She went, but he wasn’t home. After a few days he sent gifts for his grandchild at my sister’s place, with just his name on it, not as your loving grandpa or something. It seems like a sudden boycott. I also sent him messages and tried video calling, but no response. I am sure it’s not COVID19, as I have enquired about that too. I am not able to understand this sudden change of attitude.
Please suggest something.
I understand that the unprecedented pandemic has created a chaos across the world and the situation might be stressful for you. From your letter, I can assume that you’re looking for some tips that can help you reconnect and find a way out during these tough times.
My thoughts and my advice are very clear: work on yourself in the first place and then on him. I would suggest the following approach:
I hope these ideas help you find a way to reconnect with your father. You can always share these ideas with your sister too and let her do her bit.
This blog is an adaptation of a recent blog published by our partner Mr. Joseph Grenny on 12th May- https://bit.ly/3cbgBdp
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