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

How to Get Through Christmas Estranged from Your Adult Child(ren)

For millions of people this year, the holiday season will not be filled with joy. In addition to those who are currently estranged from family, many others are struggling with depression, grief, loneliness, anxiety, poor health, and/or poverty. …
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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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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, …
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Estrangement and Broken-Heart Syndrome

Do you prefer listening to reading? This topic is also the subject of Episode 145 of The Reconnection Club Podcast.  *   *   * As if being estranged from your adult child(ren) weren’t bad enough, the stress …
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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 …
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