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

9 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. defines ghosting as “the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation.” The extreme…

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10 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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2 years ago

Estrangement: The Secret So Many Hide

Estrangement – what an ugly, harsh-sounding word. Jarring to the ears, in fact. The dictionary definition of estrangement is “to turn away in feeling or affection, make unfriendly or hostile, alienate the affections of.” Estrangements are…

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2 years ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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