Just got home from giving my stepdaughter her birthday presents (she’s 46 today). She was practically chilly with her gratitude, half-hearted would be a generous description of her thanks. I had mailed her a card, she didn’t say anything about it so I asked if she had gotten anything in the mail...”oh yeah, I got your card, thanks” was the lukewarm response. This is another example of how cold she has become over the last couple months—she calls me if she needs me and she expects me to come right away, but otherwise...crickets.... I don’t understand why. We had gotten really really close a year ago when the pandemic started (I don’t mean porno-movie type close lol) as she was going through hard times from a brutal divorce. Now she won’t even look me directly in the eye! She’s never been like that in the 20 years I’ve known her. It breaks my heart because I got so used to seeing her almost every day, her FaceTime calls, etc. We didn’t get into any kind of argument and nothing to cause a “get out of my life” so it’s inexplicable. When I was leaving she said something about getting together for lunch more often but it was a token effort IMO. So I left sad. I figure I won’t text or call anytime soon, if I don’t hear from her by five or six days then text her asking if she’s ok. But it breaks my heart.