Episode 89: Humility vs. Humiliation

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It’s not uncommon for parents rejected by adult children to feel humiliated by the experience of estrangement.

And humiliation is a terrible feeling for anyone.

So when you’re faced with the idea of approaching your estranged adult child(ren) with humility, you might think, ‘Why on earth would I sign up for that?’

And also, ‘I’ve still got my pride,’ and perhaps also, ‘I’m not giving up my dignity along with my child(ren).’

But humility is not the same as feeling humiliated. Humility empowers, rather than disempowering, those who adopt it as an attitude.

In this thought-provoking episode, Tina breaks down the differences and offers a clear illustration of the power of humility.

For practical tips on how to repair an estranged relationship with your adult child(ren), see Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.

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