What Do Parents Do When Estranged From

It’s not that I have all good days and am completely over it but, estrangement is much like a punishment to parents by their offspring. I’ve spent my fair time in grieving over a lost child-turned adult. She’s clearly allowing herself to espouse the unnatural and unhealthy thinking that has infected so many people outContinue reading “What Do Parents Do When Estranged From”

How Much Is Not Enough

Please Note that this piece is NOT about estrangement though it can pertain to that if it’s happening to you. It hasn’t with me. It’s not that text messages aren’t worth making. They are worthy of being there for a reason but, that reason is to not replace an old fashioned call. There’s a reasonContinue reading “How Much Is Not Enough”

Shut Up! You’re The Scourge of The Earth: Estrangement False Beliefs For Parents

Are you choosing to remain a victim of your adult child’s or children’s choice to estrange themselves from you? What you can do about it.

When Enough Has Become Enough

My old high school is burning down. I cried myself into a stupor yesterday while it continues to burn today. We were nearly evacuated from a home that has become nothing but a shell due to burst water pipes and a contracting company that was hired by the insurance company that we’ve been paying withoutContinue reading “When Enough Has Become Enough”

Estranged Adult Children Taking Things With Them?

AUDIO VERSION:  (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead) I remember the day that I decided to run away from home.  I must have been about 4 or 5 years old or so. My little doll suitcase (meant for doll clothing) was packed with a couple of pairs of socks, under panties andContinue reading “Estranged Adult Children Taking Things With Them?”

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

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 beContinue reading “How To Deal With An Estranged Child”

Helping: Doorway to Heaven Or Hell

For most of my life, I’ve tumbled somersaults for other people and mothered, mothered and mothered them.  Why, I don’t know the answer to yet but, I do know that the only thing it’s done is to both open a doorway for people to use me as well as to shun me when they don’tContinue reading “Helping: Doorway to Heaven Or Hell”

Happiness Part V: We Know Too Much

Day in and day out, we are being bombarded with information.  Some of it will be correct and some of it will prove to be incorrect yet, we will absorb it all as though through osmosis.  Whether we are truly paying attention or we’re subliminally and subconsciously picking it up, we have most of thatContinue reading “Happiness Part V: We Know Too Much”

Why You Can’t Ignore Other People’s Thinking Or Feelings Without Consequence

I recently read what one could call an “inspirational” book that had an entire chapter dedicated towards the idea of speaking one’s mind in a non-confrontational way but, getting what one wants.  Within a few hours of finishing that chapter in the book, I was told about a video that contained a similar type ofContinue reading “Why You Can’t Ignore Other People’s Thinking Or Feelings Without Consequence”