At some point in any relationship, you have to decide whether you can either accept the other person as they are, or move on with your life. When it comes to children, is it ever okay to just walk away from it?
This question came to mind from another post on a forum, where the daughter is determined that the stepmother (after a couple of decades of marriage to her dad) shouldn't attend her wedding. The situation seemed to be coming from years of bad feelings that never got worked out, and possibly a mom who didn't help the situation. Whenever the dad tries to remedy the situation, it doesn't go well. From my perspective, it seems that they are left in the position of accepting whatever crumbs the daughter is willing to send their way.
Is it ever time to just stop beating your head against the wall and decide to take a break from that child? Do you just have to keep at it, or have faith that in time the child will come around?