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.
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.
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 →
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, as... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
A lot of adult children will balk at what is said here because it's not what you feel or think or have been trained to think or feel. That's ok. You may have been literally trained into believing that you have the upper hand by either your parents or someone else. For the most part,... Continue Reading →
Mother's Day has passed and Father's Day is upon us but, what do you do if your only child has estranged herself from both of their parents? Do you forget the day, treating it as any other day or, do you embrace the fact that you did all that you could as a parent and... Continue Reading →