Adult Children

5 days ago

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

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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1 month ago

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

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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1 month ago

How to Deal with Having an Estranged Adult Child

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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1 month ago

Parenting Adult Children Can Be Agony

Remember when you first held your newborn? The love that flooded your heart in that incredibly intense moment is wordless to describe. It washes over you and fills your whole being. That love sustains me as a parent. Love is the guide…

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2 months ago

Why Having Adult Children Is Such a Different Experience

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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2 months ago

Over 60 and Rejected by Your Kid? Navigating the Estrangement Struggle

By the time we reach our 60s, we reflect on what we once hoped for with our family. I hear from women that they would grow older harmoniously with their families. It is encouraging and a blessing when this is the case. But many struggle under the shroud of secrecy…

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3 months ago

The Detachment Wall: How to Let Go of Your Adult Children

Some of us moms have a problem with our attachment to our children, to the point where the bond can become unhealthy. Can we love our children but not let their choices or behavior make us crazy? Is some detachment actually a good idea?

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3 months ago

5 Keys to Feeling Better When You Are Estranged

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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5 months ago

My Adult Children Cut Me Out of Their Life

I have three wonderful moms in my immediate circle of friends who have been ghosted by their children. Dictionary.com defines ghosting as “the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation.” The extreme…

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5 months ago

How to Deal with Estranged Family During the Holidays

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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