When I think of detachment, I think of a husband unlovingly detached from his wife, or a depressed mother who is detached and uninvolved with her child.
Releasing your kids to adulthood is a mixed blessing. You are both proud and saddened. They are embracing maturity and that’s a good thing! But your home will change after they leave, and that can be a confusing prospect…
How many blogs do you read in an average week? Have you ever wondered whether you should start a blog of your own?
Do you ever yearn to go back to the good old days when your kids were small, and you were busy, busy, busy helping them grow and enrich their lives? Unfortunately, that is not an option. Time, and children, march on.
Like many moms, I gave my all to mothering.
All my energy and creativity. Mothering grew and shaped me in ways I could not have imagined. But time, toddlers and teens have marched on. The days of up-to-my-elbows mothering have drawn to a close.
Conflict is a part of life. Few of us live without it. But what if conflicts from your past are interfering with your moving forward?
Conflict is never an easy thing to deal with, but old, deeply rooted disagreements can really affect your body, mind and spirit.
Do you want Christmas to be more than the dazzle of gifts and tinsel, either for yourself, or your child or grandchild?
I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll.