Episode 97: Road Map to Reconnection, Part 1

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Episodes 97 (this episode), 98 and 99 form a 3-part series outlining an overall stepwise approach to reconnecting with your estranged adult child.

It’s important to note that reconciliation can happen spontaneously. It’s safe to fully embrace all the steps in order, because you won’t hold up a potential reunion; your child can end the estrangement any time.

So remember there’s no finish line to cross before you can reconnect. Take your time.

In the first episode, Tina explains why it’s important to slow down and avoid acting impulsively, from a place of desperation.

This foundational episode provides a rationale for Step 1, and then lists specific tasks appropriate for this first phase of responding to your adult child’s estrangement.

You’ll learn why it’s necessary to pay attention to your nervous system, and how best to avoid unnecessary suffering. (According to Buddhism, pain is unavoidable, but suffering is optional.)

See below for a link to the podcast episode mentioned in this show.

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

Reconnection Club members can find an annotated guide to the Road Map, with links to Tina’s favorite resources,┬áinside the Reconnection Club.

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Episode links:

Episode 35: Why Rejected Parents Act Impulsively (And How Not To)

The Biology of Connection

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