How to PREVENT an estrangement
I'm a happy parent of a 13-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old boy.
I love both my children and am so grateful to have them in my life. I would give my life for them, yet, I realize as they grow, I must learn that they will become their own persons.
I must assist them to become adults who are emotionally healthy, and I try to do so.
They are both good kids.
My question to all of you people is, is there any way that a person can prevent an estrangement from happening?
Can you look back and pinpoint something - not necessarily something you did (this isn't about blame) - but something like a family dynamic, that perhaps contributed to your estrangement from your adult child?
Forewarned is forearmed! I'm hoping that, if I think about these issues now, that maybe it will never happen to me....because I can't imagine living with that pain.