Adult Child Estrangement Is Much Like An Adoptive Child Wondering Why They Were Put Up For Adoption

AUDIO VERSION: (For those who prefer to listen.  Transcript below but, may differ ever so slightly from Audio version) First of all, let it be said that under NO circumstances am I saying that Adoption issues are the same as Child Estrangement issues.  They are 2 different animals.  One child has no choice while the... Continue Reading →

Not Even A Birthday Wish From Our Child: The Estranged Adult Child

We were out for dinner with friends.  It was my husband's birthday.  We'd had a great time all night. Then, hit the moment where my friend and I began a real conversation about a topic that I find hard to deal with.  Our daughter. "She didn't even text her father a Happy Birthday," I said... Continue Reading →

For The Adult Child Who Neglects, Abuses Or Is Estranged From Their Parents

A lot of adult children will balk at what is said here because it's not what you feel or think or have been trained to think or feel.  That's ok.  You may have been literally trained into believing that you have the upper hand by either your parents or someone else.  For the most part,... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Mother’s Or Father’s Day When Your Only Child Is Estranged From You

Mother's Day has passed and Father's Day is upon us but, what do you do if your only child has estranged herself from both of their parents?  Do you forget the day, treating it as any other day or, do you embrace the fact that you did all that you could as a parent and... Continue Reading →

User Abuser Or Estranged Children Hurt Us As Parents

  When your child has chosen to estrange themselves from your life completely, missing Mother's Days, all holidays and your birthdays go by one by one, signifying that you're aging more by the day or especially, in times of crises within yourself or your world, there's a lot of heartache and sorrow to deal with.... Continue Reading →

Is It Time To Stop Fighting Your Child’s Battles For Them

In watching a YouTube video made by a mom who wanted to go and fight her daughter's battle against a "bully", I couldn't help but remember my own child's trials and tribulations against bullies.  I used to step in and fight her battles for her.  Did I really do her any favours? First off, I... Continue Reading →

Shocking Discovery: You Don’t Owe Anyone Anything Nor Do They Owe You

Mother/Saint Teresa wasn't as completely unselfish as what we've been made to believe or she would have us believe.  Are you gasping at that statement yet? I'm sure that you are if you know anything about the woman. Yes, no doubt whatsoever she did many wonderful things for others throughout her life and devoted herself... Continue Reading →

How To Deal With An Estranged Child

It's Mother's Day but, I have a lot of negative emotions as a mother.  It's not just today but rather, it's every day.  I haven't seen my only child in over a year and a half.  Unfortunately, neither have her friends nor the rest of her family on both sides as she chose to be... Continue Reading →

Why I Think Madeleine McCann May Not Be Alive But HOPE For A Different Outcome

It's been 10 years now since then toddler, Madeleine McCann went suddenly missing from her bed in a rented holiday unit in the village of Praia da Luz, Portugal.  Madeleine was not quite 4, only a few days shy of her birthday when she went missing from the suite that she shared with her mother, Kate... Continue Reading →

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