Professional Therapists And The Internet Are Filled With Rants, Blame And Improper Mental Health Diagnoses Towards Parents

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read but,...it's a bit different than the Audio Version)   There is so much empathy out there for many spoiled/entitled children that society tends to place blame on the parent first versus the child. After all, it has to be the parent's faults, right?  It can't... Continue Reading →

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 →

Life Isn’t Offering You A Rose Garden

AUDIO VERSION: (For those who prefer to listen.  Transcript below though it may differ ever so slightly than the audio)         I'm often known as a "Debbie Downer" or I am disliked because I'm not seated, cross-legged on the floor, mumbling "ohhhhhmmmm" to myself over and over again.  I also don't pull... Continue Reading →

Why Everyone Should Give Up Making New Year’s Resolutions

AUDIO VERSION:  (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead)       It's considered a "new beginning" so, why not make the most of a brand new year and start it off by resolving to do something that you feel will make your life better or something that you should do or is... Continue Reading →

I Am Grieving The Loss of My Daughter…

I see adult children with their parents.  I see these parents with grandchildren.  I hear the laughter, the joy and yes, even the worry and heartache over things that would happen to their adult children.  Parenting never ends no matter how old your child is. It's in that last sentence that my story lays. I... Continue Reading →

Bullsh*t To The “Experts” On Adult Child Estrangement Tips

There's a lot of articles out in Cyberland, written by so-called "experts" about estranged adult children and how to deal with them.  Most of them are centred around the idea of the parent taking blame for the estrangement even if those parents have no clue as to what they did that could have caused it... Continue Reading →

How Do I Stop Being So Nice

That’s an EXCELLENT question. I struggle with that myself too more than I care to think about. Often we think that if we are “nice” to others, others will treat us with kindness in return. Or, we may feel that if we are nice, others will like or love us more. It’s the old “do... 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 →

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