Episodes 97, 98 (this episode) 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 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 this second episode of the series, Tina talks about how long to spend on Step 1 before progressing to Step 2, and why you don’t have to rely on an estranged adult child to provide information about why they’re estranged or how to make repairs.
In addition to providing ideas for specific activities that are helpful for Step 2, Tina normalizes the nervous feeling of walking on eggshells, and being afraid to mess up. This too shall pass!
For many more 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, inside the Reconnection Club.
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