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Parental Estrangement

Tara Parker-Pope looks at a “silent epidemic“–children who refuse all contact with their parents.

“It’s possible for a parent to feel like they were doing something out of love,” he said, “but it didn’t feel like love to that child.”  Friends, other family members and therapists can often help a parent cope with the loss of an estranged child. So can patience: reconciliation usually takes many conversations, not just one.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW