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”

Grey Matter Still Works During Estrangement

Did you raise your child to have a brain and thinking of their own?  I mean, truly…do you believe that your now-adult child was raised with some sort of intelligence or are they totally reliant upon others to think for them? If you answered “YES” that you do believe that your adult offspring do haveContinue reading “Grey Matter Still Works During Estrangement”

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.

How Smug Feelings Can Lead To Regrets When Estranged

If you’ve chosen to estrange yourself from your parents, family or friends, remember that one day, there may be regrets. You cannot turn back the hands of time and re-do things.

They Say You Want A Revolution: Why It May Be Time For Parents of Estranged Adult Children To Revolt

Why parents now need to speak up against their adult children’s estrangement.

Don’t Judge Others

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 that adult children who have estranged themselves aren’t willing to look within themselves in orderContinue reading “Don’t Judge Others”

Estranged Adult Children’s Choices May Never Be Able To Be Undone

We can’t stand our daughter’s partner/boyfriend…whatever they love to call each other nowadays and, she therefore can’t stand us. Let’s back the horses up here for a moment.  It’s not that we set out to dislike this guy.  We didn’t try to find fault in him in any way.  As a matter of fact, asContinue reading “Estranged Adult Children’s Choices May Never Be Able To Be Undone”

Estranged Adult Children: The Dirty Little Secret

The Adult Estranged Child labels their parents as “narcissists” then thinks that by estranging themselves their self-diagnosis and treatment will net them a better life. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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 saidContinue reading “Not Even A Birthday Wish From Our Child: The Estranged Adult Child”