Episode 59: How to Survive Birthdays During Estrangement (Yours and Theirs)

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Will your estranged child send you birthday wishes this year?

Should you celebrate your child’s birthday even though she’s not currently speaking to you?

How can you survive not only your own birthday without them, but theirs?

Estrangement doesn’t respect birthdays. In many or perhaps most cases, you’ll be disappointed if you expect your child to contact you on your birthday, or answer a text from you on theirs.

This episode is all about how to survive the day well, and even have a good and meaningful birthday, while you’re estranged. According to Tina, the key is to take responsibility for your own experience, and plan ahead.

For tips on whether to send a gift on your child’s birthday, listen to Episode 33.

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For more insights about healing estrangement from an estranged adult child, see Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.


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