A very painful topic.
By Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times Blog Therapists for years have listened to patients blame parents for their problems. Now there is growing interest in the other side of the story: What about the suffering of parents who are estranged from their adult children? While there are no officiread more
By Richard A. Friedman, M.D., The New York Times You can divorce an abusive spouse. You can call it quits if your lover mistreats you. But what can you do if the source of your misery is your own parent? Granted, no parent is perfect. And whining about parental failure, real or not, is practicread more
By Mark Sichel, LCSW, About.com We read so much about family estrangement, about mothers and fathers and their grown children who simply enter a cold war of ceased communication: Eminem and his mother, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Basinger, Jenna Malone, and their mothers, Gerard Depardieu and his son, read more
ABC View from the Bay co-hosts Christian Spence and Janelle Wang Interview Dr Joshua Coleman on his book about parental alienation, "When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along." read more
By Christina Gregoire Grown kids cut off communication with parents when there are problems about money, new boyfriends/girlfriends, or mom or dad remarrying. It's quite common. Since the time of Freud, many psychiatrists have analyzed adult patients' problems, and they have tried to decipher how read more
By Tina Gilbertson Estrangement from important others is a sad fact of life for many people. One of the most painful experiences a parent can have, for example, is to be rejected by an adult child who appears to want nothing to do with them. Estrangement between siblings, in-laws, neighbors, evenread more