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”

Estrangement, Time To Think & Less Got Done During A Pandemic

Being in the middle of a global pandemic gives us all time. Actually, it gives us all loads of time to think. Perhaps, it’s too much time to think. In spite of having the best of intentions of doing things around the house, like cleaning or tossing or whatever, we come to realize 2 things.Continue reading “Estrangement, Time To Think & Less Got Done During A Pandemic”

Covid-19 Makes Kids More Powerful

Being afraid of something and not fearing anything may sound like opposite ends of the spectrum but, they’re actually part of the same one. How can that be? While the entire world (or most of it) fight to level off the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have young people out on beaches, complaining that the virus hasContinue reading “Covid-19 Makes Kids More Powerful”

Why Estrangement Doesn’t Mean “The End”

While growing up, I had a huge tortuous game of tug o’ war over the idea that I was creative as well as having been and wanting to be a “helper”.  It’s something like wanting to help others while creating a space for myself in a world where helping others means you’re poorer unless you’reContinue reading “Why Estrangement Doesn’t Mean “The End””

The Correct Way To Work On Estranging Yourself

Are you not able to get your in-laws, parents, siblings or whomever, to do things your way or the way that you think things should be done? What about not being able to get whatever it is that you think you should be getting from others who are related to you? Here are a fewContinue reading “The Correct Way To Work On Estranging Yourself”

Who Rules The Roost: An Estrangement Story

Adults estranging from parents are like giant temper tantrums thrown by adults. Their demands weren’t met so, they walk away. Why parents are wrestling with this idea.

Time For Estranged Parents To Rise Up Against Estrangement

I feel like we all as parents, need to be “Norma Rae”. Where’s my table to stand upon and shout out to all that we need to stand up and scream out that we’ve had enough of bull? That’s what this is all about, pure bull. For few adults in this life, there’s little reasonContinue reading “Time For Estranged Parents To Rise Up Against Estrangement”

Parents Are People Too Not Gods: Estrangement And What I’ve Learned

I know that there’s pain and hurt behind the anger on both sides of the story and yet, I’ve been getting a flurry of comments, emails and notes from those who have estranged themselves from their parents and, or families. It’s sad to say the least to hear some of their stories as some ofContinue reading “Parents Are People Too Not Gods: Estrangement And What I’ve Learned”

Estrangement: Why It May Not Be The Right Thing!

Though I hate to date myself, there was a time in life when people got jobs and became wedded directly out of highschool. There was no secondary education for many people as only those who could afford it, got it. That was usually reserved for those whose parents sacrificed everything in their lives or mostContinue reading “Estrangement: Why It May Not Be The Right Thing!”

Why Estrangement Is Not The Answer: Getting Rid Others

When you walk away from someone or many people, you’re walking away for possibly ever. Remember that what matters now to you may not be the same down the road. Things change as do people. Life goes on with or without you no matter how powerful you may think that you are at the momentContinue reading “Why Estrangement Is Not The Answer: Getting Rid Others”