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.
Why parents now need to speak up against their adult children's estrangement.
I've been on both sides of the coin in every conceivable way imaginable. As a child, I saw both love and abuse. Being a parent, meant that I gave up a lot in order to be a parent while still wrestling with my own past demons as well as trying to change how I parented,... Continue Reading →
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 →
Are we being "protected to death" or are governments getting richer? Everyone knows that it's a no-no to smoke tobacco and yet, while Canada and many of the U.S. states are or have already put into place, No Smoking Regulations in nearly every conceivable public venue, many are also legalizing the use of marijuana. While... Continue Reading →
I've started Christmas shopping. Yes, that dreaded time of the year when we're supposed to feel all fuzzy and warm and "love our fellow men", "Drink and be merry". BAH HUMBUG! Going into a shopping mall at this time of the year, is akin to living in a zoo. First of all, the parking lots... Continue Reading →
If you're the parent of an estranged adult child or you are an adult child, thinking of disposing of your parents....watch this video, please. Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional so, decide for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPj3NsPYXHw&t=4s
It's mind numbing that Canadians can't carry a beer or an alcohol drink outdoors and onto the street, cigarette smokers are given areas to smoke tobacco, nor can they get their hands on menthol or flavoured tobacco but, someone who wants a joint or carries around a lovely bong, can light up wherever smokers can... Continue Reading →