You thought you had some inkling as to why your adult son or daughter decided to cut you off. But now you find out she or he has told someone else a different story.
Or maybe you’ve heard several new reasons for the estrangement through the grapevine, that your child never mentioned to you.
You might wonder, if your adult child’s reasons for estrangement were valid, why would they change over time? Or why would they change depending on the audience?
Contrary to what some people believe, adult children don’t typically invent reasons for cutting off their parents. Even if they did, the question would remain: Why?
This episode just might change the way you think about this confusing circumstance, and provide clarity about a situation that’s often as mysterious as it is distressing.
For practical tips on how to repair estranged relationships with adult children and their spouses or partners, see Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.
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