Sometimes mothers and adult children become estranged. There may have been a divorce, the mother or children may have moved, their common interests may have changed with age, or there may have been an event that one or all parties could not get past.
The mother may try to maintain the relationship, but no matter what she does, it’s not good enough or it just doesn’t work.
These breaks in the mother-adult child relationship occur more often than many people realize. For some mothers, the pain is so great they choose not to talk about the estrangement. They may be embarrassed about having a ‘less than perfect’ relationship. Though the pain is kept hidden, there are feelings of anger, sadness, guilt and shame.
Healing Estranged Relationships (H.E.R.) is designed to be a personal and social resource for women who would like to:
- Learn about types of parent-adult child relationships.
- Recognize transitions in the parent-adult child relationship.
- Discover new ways of relating to an adult child.
- Develop specific approaches for mending the parent-adult child relationship.
- Cultivate inner strengths for coping with the loss of the parent-adult child relationship.
If you have a strained or non-existent relationship with your adult child, or would simply like to learn more about parent-adult child relationships, please join us on the second Monday of each month from
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Group Facilitator is Jane Toler, Ph.D.
For more details, please call Vera Shelby at 214-523-2152, send an e-mail to lnfo@HealingEstrangedRelationships.org, or visit our website at www.HealingEstrangedRelationships.org.