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Ginny
Self employed, married, 71 years young! Yikes!
Interests: Antiques, art, movies, reading, writing.
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October 27, 2017 article: "Estrangement Doesn't Just Happen to "Bad" Moms — It Happened to Me Too" on Goodhousekeeping.com by Sheri McGregor, author of Done with the Crying. Sheri has a website on the subject of family estrangement: RejectedParents.net and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Estrangements
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Not having addressed the emotions surrounding Mother’s day and estrangement for years here on this blog, I found myself thinking about the subject and about what to say. Or whether to write a post at all or just let the day go by post-free as I’d been doing. I am sitting myself down here to think while I type to see what occurs to me on this day, one of the more painful days to have to get through for mothers who have been estranged. A day which also can be painful for many who are estranged from a mother with whom they had had a loving affectionate relationship prior to estrangement. What to say? Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Estrangements
Estrangements, the blog, began on the website, Estrangements.com, in 2001. The purpose of that website is to collect a wide range of information about family estrangements. The blog became too lengthy to keep adding to on the website so I... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Estrangements
Articles This collection of articles was originally included on a page of Estrangements.com which is being updated. As I add articles to this blog rather than to the Estrangements website, it makes sense to me to create a new Category... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Estrangements
Debunking Myths About Estrangement New research challenges the deeply held notion that family relationships can’t be dissolved and suggests that estrangement is not all that uncommon. Article by Catherine St. Louis, Dec. 20, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Estrangements
Estranged Stories, ebook version. by Elizabeth Vagnoni, Mary Cay Reed. Available for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices, and Mac or PC computers. Currently (as of Dec. 17, 2017) priced at $15.99. Estranged Stories Understanding. Support. Peace. Hope” by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Estrangements
Long Division is a book of poetry written by m.nicole.r.wilhood. It is about family estrangement and specifically about sibling estrangement. She has experienced an estrangement from her younger sister. Her manuscript has been accepted by Finishing Line Press. The link... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Estrangements
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Closed group on Facebook: "For all who have suffered the loss of a child to the pain of estrangement." Click on either of the images below to go to this support group on Facebook. Anyone can ask to join or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Estrangements
The following are links to Facebook pages where family estrangement is a topic of discussion, advice or information. The pages that were found are specifically about estrangements of parents from their children. These are all of the Facebook Pages that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Estrangements
Hidden Voices, University of Cambridge Study on Family Estrangement in Adulthood by Lucy Blake in collaboration with Becca Bland, Chief Executive of Stand Alone and Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the Center for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Estrangements
I don't usually post links to articles that are of a certain hostile and angry spirit. Today I am making an exception for the link posted below. I was surprised to find this article. In the comments in response, I... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Estrangements
After writing the previous post I went back and read Katie Naum's post on Mother's Day Cards again. Noticing the subject tags listed with the post, I clicked one of them, the "Estrangement" one. That brought up a list of... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Estrangements
The following four links are the result of an internet search using keywords: "Mother's Day" and "Estrangement". The links are to articles recently posted and to articles that didn't have those annoying popups that appear all too often these days.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Estrangements
A common experience that is talked about in a lot of groups where family estrangement is discussed is the one of being labeled with a pathological condition by the person from whom you are estranged. With their only qualifications being... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Estrangements
It is rare to see an account of the experience of Parental Alienation Syndrome given from the perspective of the child. This link is to an online memoir by the child, now grown up, and writing about her experience. Her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Estrangements
A mother and grandmother who posts on her own blog about family estrangement and the loss of relationships with her son and grandchildren wrote to me this week. She sent me a link to her blog for inclusion here. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Estrangements
I found a website, rejectedparents.net, that was created in 2013 to offer support and information to parents who have been rejected by their adult children. It includes a discussion group for estranged parents. Here's the link: Parents of Estranged Adult... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Estrangements
Are you a Narcissist? by Slate staff writer Katy Waldman, August 2014 If you’re new to being estranged and to online discussions of the condition, you might not have experienced the word Narcissistic (with a capital N in the context... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Estrangements
I've been thinking a lot lately about the baggage that people carry and how people interpret who and what other people are. The series of posts I wrote about Being Wrong were motivated by my desire to get through to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Estrangements
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I am reading estrangement into the action taken on old photographs. They say a photograph is worth 1,000 words. The photo above is a carte de visite (cdv) from the early 1870's. The mother's face was scratched out in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Estrangements
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Hi Robin, So in order for me to understand if I have it all correct, it seems that you are disgusted with me because I won't do what you want me to do. You believe that I am narcissistic but you are not diagnosing me with Narcisstic Personality Disorder and you are apologizing if it seemed to me that you had meant that in your post (and also on your blog apparently). You believe that I know little about bipolar disorder. You also believe that I am trying to control you and manipulate you. And you believe that when I sent an apology that I was being manipulative. You also believe that I do not know myself well,that I should not worry about you. You do believe that you know me well. You believe that I am not at peace and that you are at peace. And you believe that my mentioning your disorder was me taking a potshot at you. Do I have all that correct?
Robin, Okay. I will respect your preference and not read your blog. So you are confused about my intention for the entry about your blog and about mental illness. I wish that I could explain it to you but I don't know how to explain it better than I already have. I'm glad that you are receiving treatment. I will always be concerned about you and want you to have the best treatment possible. This has not changed. I have done a lot of reading on these kinds of illnesses principally because of my mother's conditions and because of yours. I do recognize that you are an adult and do not need or want my input on your treatment choices at this time. I will respect that. I can't say yes to your request that I not talk about anything medical about you or anyone else in my family on my blog. I will point out that you feel quite expert in attributing various conditions to me as you did in your reply to my post. So you are asking me to do something that you are not really willing to stop doing yourself. In fact you are taking it one step further by setting yourself up as my diagnostician. I am attempting to understand the double standard here. But in any event, I am not able to comply with that request. But I do promise not to read your blog unless you want me to and I do recognize that you are an adult and entitled to your own opinion and decisions about what is best for you medically without my input. Is that fair enough?