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That Was Us, Too: An Open Letter to My Sisters, Diane and Janice

My dear sisters, I am writing to you today to tell you that I simply cannot accept this situation between us any longer. That what I wish for, what I hope for, what I dream about is healing and restoration for us all. 831 more words


Caring, Sharing, Being

Hi kids.

Time to talk. About estrangement. Yep, I know it’s uncomfortable. A better reason to discuss. Years in the making, I decided to share a bit more of my story in video form. 59 more words

Life After 50

8 Components of Family Estrangements [study article]

Source: Mehta – 2017

Article summary:

  • Family estrangements are on the rise
  • according to one study, they may be as common as divorce.
  • It’s painful and alienating for those involved…
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Canberra Psychologist

A Step Forward

Sometimes it’s the little things that move us forward. Something amazing happened the other day. Well, perhaps amazing isn’t the correct word, perhaps it was just more ‘unexpected but welcome’. 464 more words


#1031: "Mom is pressuring me to have relationship with abusive dad because he's my dad."

Dear Captain and Co.,

Please help me sort out this mess. I don’t know how to handle this at all.
My mom keeps on pressuring me to have a relationship with my dad, who is a Darth Vader Boyfriend to his girlfriend. 1,881 more words

Reader Questions

When Time Heals

2009 – the year the defining family event occurred. It’s been 8 years. Eight years since life as I knew it changed forever, 8 years I lived without family, 8 years of pain, and suffering, and confusion, and unanswered questions. 566 more words

You are SO Worth IT!

Consider every day in life a blank page, a fresh start, a new beginning. You are in control of your life and you are the only one responsible for writing about the events that are about to unfold. 725 more words