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Helping parents reconnect with their estranged adult children. Offering compassion, clarity, and practical tips for parents of estranged adult children.

Helping parents reconnect with their estranged adult children. Offering compassion, clarity, and practical tips for parents of estranged adult children.
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Denver, CO

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Helping parents reconnect with their estranged adult children. Offering compassion, clarity, and practical tips for parents of estranged adult children.

Language:

English

Contact:

3038755020


Episodes

3. Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Trying to Reconnect with Your Adult Child

9/16/2019
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Working your way back to an adult child when they’ve cut off contact is a time-consuming process. This is maddening, when all you want to do is to reconcile and reconnect as quickly as possible. But haste makes waste, because being in a hurry almost always means making mistakes. This is true for any important endeavor. Today we discuss 3 common mistakes parents make in reaction to their adult child’s distancing. These are drawn from the “Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid” checklist at...

Duration:00:09:05

2. Estrangement is an Ambiguous Loss

9/9/2019
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Estrangement from an adult child is what author Pauline Boss called an “ambiguous loss.” She wrote a book by that name in 1999, and although she didn’t talk specifically about estrangement, the circumstance definitely qualifies as similar to a familiar member being missing in action, or having a disease like Alzheimer’s, in which case they’re “there but not there.” These are losses that aren’t complete, and so can’t quite be grieved. Boss recommends two things for people experiencing...

Duration:00:10:36

1. Why Time is Your Friend

9/2/2019
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Most estranged parents feel like time is a thief, stealing opportunities and happiness while they’re estranged from an adult child. This makes parents feel a bit desperate, so they reach out in ineffectual ways. But the reality is, you can only do so much. You can’t push the river. Fortunately, in addition to be a thief, Time is also your friend. Time heals heartbreaks and bad feelings, and can even help heal estrangement. If your child has asked for space, only Time will allow you to grant...

Duration:00:08:43

0. Introducing the Reconnection Club Podcast

7/20/2019
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This episode introduces you to your host, Tina Gilbertson, and what this show is all about. I talk about where I'm coming from (and not coming from), and what I'm hoping to accomplish with this show. I also introduce you to reconnectionclub.com, the genesis of the podcast. If you’re interested in personal growth, lifelong learning and becoming your best self in addition to reconnecting with your estranged adult child, make sure you subscribe. Episode 1 is scheduled for September 2,...

Duration:00:06:20