Supporting the estranged mother
I just wanted to say "Thank-you" to everyone. It has been both healthy and sad to know other mothers have and are experiencing estrangement from their adult children, apparently without justification or cause. It is a long hard battle we face just to deal with the almost daily reminders and of course the pain of loss we carry in our hearts every second of every night and day. I say night because I am sure, you as well also dream the loss.
I feel both encouraged and saddened to realize that part of my healing process has included becoming aware that my estrangement from my children is permanent, and part of that decision is mine. I know now the importance of protecting my physical and emotional health, because I came close to losing both. I have also realized another part of this process for me is to discontinue contact with other members of my family who are also abusive, such as my mother and her husband. For my soul deserves more...
Bless us everyone!