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This is the archive of featured newsletter articles, with the newest at the top.

7 Signs of Enmeshment

Enmeshment is often described as being “too close.” But in enmeshed families, closeness is not the problem. Being emotionally close is good for family members. Their relationships with others outside the family are also close. They …
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Overcoming Emotional Pain From Unwanted Estrangement

Do you prefer listening to reading? There’s a Reconnection Club Podcast on this same topic. Click here to listen after March 25, 2024: RC Podcast Episode 168: Emotional Pain: A Field Guide  *   *   *  Emotional …
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Seeking Safety in Estrangement

Do you prefer listening to reading? There’s a Reconnection Club Podcast on this same topic. Click here to listen now: RC Podcast Episode 164: Seeking Safety (available January 29th)  *   *   *  Many people who create …
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How to Get Through Christmas Estranged from Your Adult Child(ren)

Do you prefer listening to reading? There’s a Reconnection Club Podcast on this topic. Click here to listen now: RC Podcast Episode 161: Getting Through Christmas  *   *   *  For millions of people this year, the …
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Practice Slow Breathing BEFORE the Holidays

Medical and mental health professionals often tell us to breathe deeply and slowly to get through a painful experience, or to reduce stress. And that’s good advice. But what they don’t tell you is this: You …
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What to Do With Your Estranged Adult Child’s Stuff

Do you prefer listening to reading? We have an audio version of this topic: Reconnection Club Podcast Episode 156: What to Do With Their Stuff  *   *   *  Under normal circumstances, parents and their adult children …
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Self Alienation: Estranged On the Inside

Do you prefer listening to reading? For an audio treatment of this topic, listen to Episode 153 of the Reconnection Club Podcast.  *   *   *  For some parents, estrangement by an adult child is not their …
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Losing Time with Estranged Adult Children

Do you prefer listening to reading? Listen to the Reconnection Club Podcast’s audio treatment of this topic. It’s Episode 151: Losing Time While Estranged.  *   *   * One of the hardest things about an unwanted estrangement …
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New research on estrangement between parents and adult children

If you’ve ever wondered what the research says about parent-adult child estrangement, you’ll be interested to learn about a study published recently in the Journal of Marriage and Family. This U.S.-based study is important for unwillingly …
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