Relying On Others To Gain Access Can Be Exhausting
It can be tough on grandparents when they are reliant on one of the parents in order to be connected with a grandchild. In fact it's darn right exhausting!
What can you do?
Stay in the good graces with the custodial parent. Not always easy I get that, but neither is the alternative. It's always best to take the least adversarial approach when figuring out how to overcome visitation issues. When a grandparent is able to work out on their own, they maintain control. When all else fails, and they take the legal route, the judge has the control.