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I want to save you from all the poisons of this world.

I was trying to write down how I’ve been feeling about you, and this was the only sentence that came to me. 1,236 more words


Family estrangement

Family estrangement is the physical and or emotional distancing between at least two family members in an arrangement which is usually considered unsatisfactory by at least one involved party. 1,154 more words

Family Estrangement

How (Not) To Find A Boyfriend

How (Not) To Find A Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine. Philomel Books, 2014. ISBN: 9780399257711. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS

Sadly, the stereotype of the smart girl who thinks she must play dumb to be popular isn’t a fiction. 372 more words


I'll Meet You There

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, Henry Holt, 2015. ISBN: 9780805097955. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS

Most teens growing up, or who grew up in a small rural area well away from ‘civilization’ can relate to Skylar and her two best friends, Chris and Dylan. 513 more words


Expert advice on what comes after estrangement

The choice1 to estrange from family is often portrayed as a simple and selfish act, but my research2 indicates that most people do not choose to estrange lightly or quickly: Estrangement is a… 121 more words

10 Lessons Learned From Parental Alientation

Family Estrangement: Aberration or Common Occurrence?

The concept of family estrangement has increasingly entered the public arena. Media reports often highlight ‘bad children’ who don’t visit their parents, ‘selfish wives’ who alienate their in-laws and ‘abusive’ parents who cast out their children. 40 more words

Family Estrangement

Unpicking the past

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.

Mary Oliver – The uses of sorrow… 334 more words