For parents unwillingly estranged from an adult child, it can seem as though forgiveness is the brass ring. If they can attain forgiveness, reconnection will be secured and the nightmare of unwanted estrangement will end.
But is that true?
In this interesting episode (use the player below to listen), Tina challenges the notion of adult children’s unwillingness to forgive – likening forgiveness to an orchid that won’t bloom.
In cases where forgiveness is still needed, she talks about the conditions required for forgiveness, and what parents can do to create the ones they control.
And finally, she reminds parents that you may already be forgiven, even if reconciliation hasn’t happened yet.
For information on how to repair the parent-adult child relationship, read Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.
Reconnection Club members can discuss this and every episode in the General Discussion forum inside the Reconnection Club.
Not a member yet? Learn more and join.
When You Can’t Forgive (Psychology Today)
Never miss an episode. Subscribe now on Spotify, Stitcher or Apple Podcasts. Or subscribe to the Reconnection Club channel on YouTube.