Episode 66: Who “Owns” the Problem of Estrangement?

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If your adult child has decided to distance himself from you, whose problem is it?

If you’re like most parents who are unwillingly estranged from adult children, you walk through life these days feeling as if you have a big weight on your shoulders.

But feeling the weight of a problem is not the same as owning it.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Tina explains why mentally taking ownership of a problem is a necessary step toward solving it.

Our brains look at problems differently when we “own” them. We’re in a much better position to creative and proactive, according to Tina.

Taking ownership, she points out, is not the same as taking blame. It’s just a mental shift that will enable you to better solve the painful problem of estrangement.

Your child is not the expert on how to fix the situation. If she were, she would not be estranged in the first place.

Let this episode inspire you to find your power again. Use the player below to listen now.

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For practical tips on healing estrangement from an estranged adult child, see Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.


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