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60 and Estranged? When Not to Reconcile

By Marie Morin June 16, 2022

Estrangement is widespread, complicated, and harms all involved. Perhaps you have chosen to cut off from a family member out of necessity. Your experience may include abuse, poor parenting, parental alienation, divorce, poor communication…

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60 and Estranged? What You Need to do Know About Happiness and 3 Keys to Personal Growth

By Marie Morin May 18, 2022

Family estrangement for women in their 60s is more common than you think. More than 70 million people in the United States report experiencing estrangement from family members. For some, estrangement is a choice due to self-preservation…

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60, Estranged, and Stuck in Negative Thinking? Three Keys to Moving Forward

By Marie Morin April 19, 2022

Estrangement is a depressing affair. Chronic stress, grief, uncertainty, and negative thoughts are involved in this widespread condition. 27 percent of estranged individuals, emotionally or physically separated from one or more family members…

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How to Deal with Having an Estranged Adult Child

By Christine Field April 18, 2022

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. It was filled with both blessings and pain. Mothering is like that. Not too long ago, one of my children was estranged from me. It was not how I envisioned a relationship with an adult child. Even the word “estranged”…

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5 Keys to Feeling Better When You Are Estranged

By Marie Morin February 15, 2022

At least 27% of individuals in the United States are estranged from one or more family members. Women over 60, who culturally prefer not to air their family’s laundry, are often shrouded in secrecy. Indeed, this makes a lot of sense; all the uncertainty, shame…

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How to Deal with Estranged Family During the Holidays

By Marie Morin December 19, 2021

Family estrangement for women in their 60s is more common than you think. About 70 million people in the United States report experiencing estrangement from one or more family members. For some, estrangement is a choice due to self-preservation…

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How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

By Christine Field August 23, 2020

Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

By Christine Field June 02, 2020

Some time ago, I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

Why Having Adult Children Is Such a Different Experience

By Ann Richardson April 04, 2022

Have you ever stopped to think about how very odd it is to have children? It is, when you come to think about it, one of the most peculiar things we ever do. The decision to have children is an enormous leap in the dark, with very little control…

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How Real Freedom Lies in Knowing When to Say, “I’ve Had Enough”

By Christine Field March 26, 2022

You push away from the dinner table because you’ve had enough to eat, averting obesity and health problems. You have a lovely glass of wine instead of too many, because you know one is enough…

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