Susie: Stop sending mom rude emails
Me: Nothing I have emailed your mother was rude.
Susie: Ok dad.
Me: This is between me and your mother. Sorry she brought you into it. Love you.
Susie: no it’s not. It’s MY dancing. You went to court lol. You have to pay.
I didn’t write her back. I’ve learned that Gertrude usually shares her emails with Susie so I make a point to always be polite when emailing her. One thing I’ve never done is talk to my daughter about any issues I have with her mother. Her mother involving her is making it really difficult to keep a healthy relationship with Susie. Why does she do this? It’s a cycle. Gertrude doesn’t get what she wants, so she uses Susie against me. I want to tell my daughter, “Don’t make your mother’s problems our problems.” but that would just be involving her more. I’ve never had a 1on1 issue with my daughter. Every time we’ve ever had relationship issues, they’ve always been started by her mother. Her mother either saying something negative about me or she’ll share information with her that isn’t appropriate for a teenager. It’s been 2 days since I’ve heard from Susie and she won’t answer my messages or phone calls. I just hope this passes soon. It’s not fun.