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Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict

Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Coleman, Joshua, PhD

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'I've seen many parents and adult children grappling with these issues, and this is exactly the book they have all been waiting for.' - Lori Gottlieb Has your adult child cut off contact with you? How can you heal the pain and start to build a bridge back to them? Labelled a sile...nt epidemic by a growing number of therapists and researchers, estrangement is one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent's life. Popular opinion typically tells a one-sided story of parents who got what they deserved or overly entitled adult children who wrongly blame their parents. However, the reasons for alienation are far more complex and varied. As a result of rising rates of individualism, an increasing cultural emphasis on happiness, growing economic insecurity, and a historically recent perception that parents are obstacles to personal growth, many parents find themselves forever shut out of the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. As a trusted psychologist whose own daughter cut off contact for several years and eventually reconciled, Dr Joshua Coleman is uniquely qualified to guide parents in navigating these fraught interactions. He helps to alleviate the ongoing feelings of shame, hurt, guilt, and sorrow that commonly attend these dynamics. By placing estrangement into a cultural context, Dr Coleman helps parents better understand the mindset of their adult children and teaches them how to implement the strategies for reconciliation and healing that he has seen work in his forty years of practice. Rules of Estrangement gives parents the language and the emotional tools to engage in meaningful conversation with their child, the framework to cultivate a healthy relationship moving forward, and the ability to move on if reconciliation is no longer possible. While estrangement is a complex and tender topic, Dr Coleman's insightful approach is based on empathy and understanding for both the parent and the adult child.
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ISBN 9781529350821
Released NZ 25 May 2021
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529350821
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Sheldon Press
Released 25 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Coleman, Joshua, PhD
Category Family & Other Relationships: General
Intergenerational Relationships
Advice On Parenting
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 306.874
Weight 389g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Alienation Social psychology, Parent and adult child, Parents - Psychology, Adult children - Psychology, Interpersonal conflict
NBS Text Marriage, Family & Other Relationships
ONIX Text General/trade

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