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Ginny
Self employed, married, 71 years young! Yikes!
Interests: Antiques, art, movies, reading, writing.
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In checking my site stats today I noticed that more than one visitor regularly visits my 2013 post about Sheri McGregor's rejectedparents.net site. So I went to visit it for a bit to see what she has been writing about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at Estrangements
I found this today. Haven't watched it yet. I hope some find it helpful. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2021 at Estrangements
To read the rest of Mark Sichel's post on resentement on his blog, click the tiny link below the paragraph: Poisoned Mind, Poisoned Body Take a look again at that quote: "Living with resentment is like taking poison and expecting... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 7, 2021 at Estrangements
Hidden Voices: A study of family estrangement: "This research was conducted by Dr Lucy Blake from the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with Stand Alone Charity and its beneficiaries. An online survey was created... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 5, 2021 at Estrangements
by Rachel Grumman Bender, May 5, 2021 Whether you’re estranged from a parent or child, have lost a child or parent, or are coping with infertility, holidays such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring up a range of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
by Sheri McGregor, June 17, 2016 As Father’s Day rolls around again, many of you fathers of estranged adult children are holding hurt inside. For fathers of estranged adult children, Father’s Day can be a time of embarrassment and pain—yet... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
by Elizabeth Yuko, June 18, 2020 And though people (rightfully) think about Father’s Day being difficult for children and adult children of deceased, estranged or absentee dads, Aisha R. Shabazz, a licensed clinical social worker, therapist and clinical supervisor, says... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
Josh Coleman PhD on June 16, 2017 I work with one of the most heartbroken groups of people in the world: fathers whose adult children want nothing to do with them. While every day has its challenges, Father’s Day—with its... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
By Joshua Coleman | June 14, 2018 Thomas Markle, father of the Royal Wedding bride, is not the only dad who wasn’t at his child’s wedding, and not the saddest one. At least he was invited. Each year, thousands of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
Author of "Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar" writes about Father's Day (Note: click on the tiny link below the quote to go to the page to read her whole article): My father isn’t dead but our relationship seems... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
On Mommyish.com (click the link below the quote to bring up the page and read the rest): Even though I really love my father, I’m beginning to hate Father’s Day. The only silver lining is that I now I have... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2021 at Estrangements
In my story, I had to learn that my children’s alienation from me could never be commensurate with any mistake I ever made with them. I had to learn about the retrospective guilt that every parent can feel when evaluating... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2021 at Estrangements
But it is common. Research by Stand Alone, a UK charity that supports people who are estranged from relatives, suggests that estrangement affects at least one in five British families. One US study of more than 2,000 mother-child pairs found... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2021 at Estrangements
Family Estrangement: Why Families Cut Ties and How to Mend Them From the article: "There hasn't been much research about family estrangement, in part because it’s a difficult thing to study—many people don’t want to talk about their parents or... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2021 at Estrangements
Annie Wright: “I want to talk about family estrangement. Specifically, why and how family estrangements happen, how surprisingly common estrangements are (but how we don’t necessarily hear about this!), how to cope with estrangement in your own family, and the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2021 at Estrangements
“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” ~Unknown via tinybuddha.com Offers pretty good advice for coping with estrangement. Continue reading
Reblogged May 31, 2021 at Estrangements
This is a boundary question: What people express and share with other people is a boundary. I feel like every day of work I’m helping people fight against some societal norm that has them really fighting against their own inner... Continue reading
Reblogged May 31, 2021 at Estrangements
Quoting Coleman: It is sometimes tempting to see family members as one more burden in an already demanding life. It can be hard to see their awkward attempts to care for us, the confounding nature of their struggles, and the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 31, 2021 at Estrangements
If you've lost contact with family, it can feel incredibly isolating - but estrangement is more common than you might think. Research by Gransnet revealed that one in seven grandparents are estranged from their grandchildren, with many more also estranged... Continue reading
Reblogged May 31, 2021 at Estrangements
Hi! It's been a while! Just wanted to give visitors a heads up that I have been working on updating and tidying up pages on Estrangements.com. A while back, years back, when Google gave notice that they were going to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at Estrangements
Over the course of a lifetime what we do on Christmas inevitably changes. This article addresses the changes that occurred in the author's family. To those who can't be with us. By Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at Estrangements
Provides a link to a recent article by psychologist and author Joshua Coleman with excellent information on causes of family estrangement, reasons for it becoming a fairly common phenomenom, and the difficulties in finding resolution. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at Estrangements
I read about a new book on the subject of family estrangements today: Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pellemer, Ph.D. Haven't read it yet myself. Karl Pillemer is a family sociologist and Professor of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Estrangements