Episode 130: Reconciliation Fatigue

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Most rejected parents are overjoyed at the thought of reconnecting with their estranged adult children. But once reconciliation begins, there’s often a more complicated experience in store.

Many parents describe a continuing feeling of walking on eggshells after reconciliation. To avoid falling back into estrangement, they find themselves checking in with their formerly estranged adult child, about absolutely everything.

All the checking in, and the continuing worries about making mistakes, are exhausting. Tina calls it reconciliation fatigue.

In this episode, Tina assures parents that reconciliation fatigue is a normal part of the reconciliation phase of parent-adult child estrangement. She explains why it happens and what parents can do about it.

If you’re in the reconciliation phase of an estrangement by your adult child(ren), don’t miss this episode. Use the player below to listen now.

For information on how to repair the parent-adult child relationship, read Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.

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