New Lesson Released in Healthy Boundaries Course

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If your estranged adult child has mentioned the word “boundaries,” you might want to stay up to date with our Healthy Boundaries course. Reconnection Club members can access it any time at this link. This course is a work in progress, emerging one lesson at a time. Lessons are recorded live with an audience of …

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9 Truths About Apologies

9 Truths About Apologies For parents of estranged or no-contact adult children “I’m working on the amends letter and would appreciate your input.” That’s what one unwillingly estranged parent said to me at the start of our consultation appointment. And it’s something I hear regularly. Notice the parent called it “the” amends letter, not “an” …

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Setting Boundaries with Estranged Adult Children

Setting Boundaries with Estranged Adult Children Many parents of estranged adult children cringe when they hear the word “boundaries.”  It’s understandable. The last time they heard that word was when their adult child accused them of boundary violations… on their way out the door. To parents who feel rejected and confused by sudden estrangement, boundaries …

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New Lesson Added to Healthy Boundaries course

The Reconnection Club is pleased to announce the newest addition to our evolving course on Healthy Boundaries. The lessons for this course are being produced over time from presentations recorded live for Reconnection Club members. The latest presentation was all about enmeshment. This week’s new addition, Lesson 2A, highlights the important role that differentiation plays …

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The Reconnection Club Turns 5

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Five years ago today, on March 1st, 2019, the Reconnection Club opened its doors to parents suffering from unwanted estrangement by adult children. Our vision was an online school to help parents understand and address causes of estrangement, so families could come back together and be better than before. We had no idea what a …

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Coming Fall ’23: Moving Beyond Family Struggles

Moving Beyond Family Struggles 2023 Some parents of estranged adult children (especially Reconnection Club members) want to keep learning and being inspired to grow, even during an unwanted estrangement. If that’s you, then my friend and colleague Yasmin Kerkez of Family Support Resources has something special to offer you this fall. Yasmin’s 2023 Moving Beyond …

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New Podcast Interview on Parent-Adult Child Estrangement

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mary Foley on her podcast, Live Like Your Nail Color. Our interview was part of Mary’s series, “Women’s Essential Relationships.” The episodes aren’t numbered but you can find both parts of our discussion at these links: Part 1 (May 12, 2023) Part 2 (May 19, 2023) (Be …

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Breathing Matters

Breathing is part of the language of coping with difficult circumstances. We tell ourselves, and each other, “Remember to breathe.” (Don’t hold your breath.) “Breathe though it.” (Tolerate the pain.) “Breathe into it.” (What we resist, persists.) “Just breathe.” (Be here now.) Those are not platitudes. They remind us of the useful tool we always …

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Emotions of Estrangement

Do you prefer listening to reading? There’s an episode of the Reconnection Club Podcast on this same topic. Listen now: Ep 139: Emotions of Estrangement  *   *   * When you first realize you’ve become estranged from your adult child(ren), you may be shocked. Also confused, afraid, and maybe a little bit panicked. Some parents who’ve …

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Learning Pathways are here!

We’re excited to announce the first of three planned Learning Pathways to be released in 2023 for Reconnection Club members. Learning Pathways are recommended resource packages for specific circumstances. They provide a list of suggested materials to digest in sequence, along with a workbook for note-taking and review. The Green learning pathway is for parents …

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2022 MBFS Summit Interview with Tina Gilbertson

The Moving Beyond Family Struggles Summit, hosted by Family Support Resources (FSR), this year featured 26 experts in the field of family estrangement, communication, relationships and personal growth. The entire 2022 Moving Beyond Family Struggles Summit, including all videos and other materials, is available for purchase through FSR.  However, FSR has generously provided the Reconnection …

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Bookmark These Summit Links for Each Day

Hey everyone, Yasmin Kerkez sent me the access links for each of the four days of the Moving Beyond Family Struggles Summit 2022, and invited me to share them with you. Two things: You must be registered (use the link above or click the pic), and Each day opens at 9am US Pacific Time / …

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