Episode 8: Don’t Take the Blame, Do Take Responsibility

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Taking responsibility is not the same as accepting blame. Blame is punitive, destructive, and a dead end.

Responsibility, on the other hand, is constructive. Responsibility says, “I’ll take on this challenging task!”

Taking responsibility for your relationship with your estranged adult child is an intentional act that puts you in the driver’s seat. If you want to see changes in any area of your life, including your relationship with your child(ren), you must consciously take the wheel and do what you can to make good things happen.

Don’t worry that accepting responsibility for repairing the relationship means everything’s all your fault, or that you’re a terrible parent. In this episode, Tina gives an example of a situation in which there’s zero blame, but 100% responsibility.

Use responsibility to feel more empowered in a situation that leaves many parents feeling helpless, hopeless, and/or resentful.

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