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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:31 PM
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Parents of Adult Estranged Children

A clip and excerpt from the Today Show this morning....

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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Re: Parents of Adult Estranged Children

Good article for people whose relatives or inlaws aren't crazy and malicious. That excludes me!
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Re: Parents of Adult Estranged Children

This is a great article for people who really want to repair or rebuild a relationship. Unfortunately, most of us are in a situation where the other isn't interested in fixing anything, but just keeping us in line.

I'd certainly try to follow his suggestions, but I'd also be prepared for the possibility that it's not going to fix anything and that estrangement is the best alternative.

(On a personal note, my DH's family has practiced the cut-off for years. He's got aunts that don't speak to each other for months because they argued over paying taxes. The aunt didn't speak to her female children because they got divorced and brought shame on the family. His uncle, who was divorced, never bothered with his children.

When it's a way of passing judgment, then there's nothing to be done at all.)
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Re: Parents of Adult Estranged Children

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This is a great article for people who really want to repair or rebuild a relationship. Unfortunately, most of us are in a situation where the other isn't interested in fixing anything, but just keeping us in line.

I'd certainly try to follow his suggestions, but I'd also be prepared for the possibility that it's not going to fix anything and that estrangement is the best alternative.
ITA 1dil. I am cutoff from my sisters, but it really is the best thing all around. I don't think any of us has a sense of loss; we are all very happy with the status quo.
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