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.
I really don't like to categorize everyone because people are different. Circumstances are different but, in the case of an adult estranging from their parents, short of true abuse (physical, mental or emotional) there are few reasons for anyone to find the need to distance themselves from someone else. Yes, I know that it's considered... 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 →
AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read) I wrote awhile ago that parents shouldn't be rewarding adult children for treating their parents poorly. In THIS PIECE, I said, "Far be it from me to tell parents to not tell their children that they are loved and wanted. Every... Continue Reading →
AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read) "You are the adult, the parent and it's up to you to keep the lines of communication going with your adult child by reaching out to them, telling them that you love them and keep on doing it even if you don't get... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →