Humorous look at estranged adult children, why they do it, what parents did and parenting an estranged adult child.
When someone estranges themselves from others when there's no abuse or neglect, it's often because their histories have been re-written or someone else is behind it all. Parents are not the ones to blame in these cases.
Estranging parents is a trend that is growing. The pain for the parent is unreal. There are a lot of theories that run throughout the literature and videos on why it is that adult children seem more willing to judge their parents than ever but, one thing sticks out more than anything else. That is... Continue Reading →
AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead) Flesh, blood and DNA make them part of us. I'm talking about our children here. They are the beings that we brought into this world after our bodies, lives and mental status were changed immensely and having given up so much of both... Continue Reading →
The Adult Estranged Child labels their parents as "narcissists" then thinks that by estranging themselves their self-diagnosis and treatment will net them a better life. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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 →
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 →
"Generation A" was taught to take care of others and be respectful towards society in general and totality. Negativity was used to punish them if they didn't cooperate but, they often did because it was "the right thing to do". They were brought up to serve others and their needs first. "Generation B" (Generation A's... Continue Reading →