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What to Do With Your Estranged Adult Child’s Stuff

Under normal circumstances, parents and their adult children figure out together how to deal with the child’s possessions after they leave home. But estrangement is not a normal circumstance — at least, not in the statistical …
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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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January Blues? Leave the Goal-Setting Till Later

At the beginning of every new year, there’s a load of messages out there about making a new start. But not everyone has the energy to do that in January. For parents of estranged adult children, …
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Reconnect With Good Feelings During Estrangement

How would you feel if your estranged adult child came back into your life today, with a kind and open heart? What if you could hold a beloved grandchild, or take part in a family gathering, …
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