It's difficult when we lose a loved one to death, but it's even more so when we are living with estrangement.

5 days ago

4 Self-Healing Strategies to Manage Adult Child Estrangement

The first year after it happened, I was devastated. It was Mother’s Day and both my son and daughter, then in their late 20s, were using drugs and alcohol. I waited and waited for the call. Like all day. Nothing. I remember standing in the shower that night…

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3 weeks ago

Navigating the Holidays with Grace When Dealing with Estrangement

As we embrace the holiday season, filled with its customary warmth and family festivities, it’s essential to recognize that this time can present unique challenges for parents and adult children navigating estrangement. If you are in this situation…

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2 months ago

Nurturing Bonds: A Guide for Parents Over 60 on Forgiveness, Boundaries, and Adult Child Estrangement

Parenthood is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and unexpected turns. One of the most heart-wrenching challenges some parents face is adult child estrangement. In this article, we’ll explore the transformative power of forgiveness…

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3 months ago

Nurturing Physical Well-Being Amidst Estrangement: A Heartfelt Guide for Parents Over 60

Estrangement from a child is a profoundly emotional and heart-wrenching experience, regardless of age. For parents over 60, the added layers of age-related concerns can make this situation even more complex…

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4 months ago

How to Deal with Estranged Adult Kids When You Did Your Best

Dealing with the estrangement of adult children, especially after putting forth your utmost effort as a parent, is undoubtedly one of life’s most heart-wrenching experiences. Being disconnected despite having dedicated years to their upbringing…

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5 months ago

Actionable Plan for Estranged Parents Over 60

Estrangement from an adult child can be an incredibly distressing and tumultuous experience, especially for parents over 60. The deep pain and grief resulting from severed ties and the longing for reconnection can impact your emotional well-being. The uncertainty of the situation may weigh heavily on your heart, causing overwhelming waves of sadness and anxiety. […]

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6 months ago

5 Ways to Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Parent-Adult Child Estrangement

Parent-adult child estrangement is a complex and deeply challenging experience. It can be overwhelming, leaving parents with feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. This article offers guidance on navigating this painful journey, emphasizing…

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7 months ago

Estrangement and Your Mental Health: A Guide for Parents Over 60

As a parent over 60, you may have thought your relationship with your adult children was solid and unbreakable. However, estrangement can happen to anyone, regardless of age or circumstances. If you find yourself estranged…

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7 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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8 months ago

What Kinds of Parents Are Less Likely to Be Estranged?

Parenting is a complex and rewarding journey that comes with its own set of challenges. As parents age, they may wonder what kind of parents are not at risk for estrangement from their adult children. While every family and every relationship is unique…

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