BY  CHRISTINE CROSBY Many people mistakingly think that grandparenting does not require education. They seem to believe that being a grandparent is as simple as falling off a log. I’m

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Alienated Grandparent? How Do We Influence Our Adult Child’s Wrong Conclusions? BY JOSHUA COLEMAN Q When the adult child (age 37) holds her exaggerated perceptions as Gospel, and everyone with

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How Can I Reconcile When I Don’t Know What’s Wrong??” QUESTION: We have a split with my son because of a daughter-in-law. They have an 11 year old girl and

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“My Estrangement Makes Me Feel Like Such A Loser!”    By Joshua Coleman, PhD   Estrangement is not only hurtful to parents because of the loss of their child, but

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Why Mistakes with Estrangement Are Unavoidable BY JOSHUA COLEMAN, Ph.D. Parental estrangement can evoke ongoing and intense feelings of rejection, fear, guilt and anger. It brings out the most primitive,

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“Can My Relationship with My Adult Child Ever Be What I Hoped For?” By Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. “So, as we progress through this estrangement seminar I am beginning to ask myself what

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Why Does My Child Say I’m a Narcissist or a Borderline? Today’s adult children diagnose their parents BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN Part of what’s desirable about a diagnosis is that it

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Our Adult Child is Verbally Abusive and Rewrites Her Childhood BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN Our estranged daughter is 28-years-old. In limited contacts with us beginning about a year ago, she insisted

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  By Dr. Joshua Coleman I think one of the hardest tasks of being an estranged parent is countering your child’s opinions of how you were or are as a

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BY DR. JOSUHA COLEMAN DEAR DR. COLEMAN Our daughter married her husband shortly after cutting us off, without any warning like if we didn’t talk or agree to something or

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HOW DO I LOVE MYSELF WHEN MY OWN ADULT CHILD HATES ME? BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN Dear Dr. Coleman, Like so many of the parents you work with, I was a

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If Your Own Parents Were Perfectionists BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN Many people were raised by parents who were so perfectionistic that the child grew up feeling like they could never please them.

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Grandparents Who Feel Shame and Social Isolation By Dr. Joshua Coleman Almost every day I get a call or email from a relieved parent saying, “I thought I was the only

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BY PAT HANSON, PH.D. An Invisible Grandparent is anyone unable to participate fully in the lives of their children’s children. For 9 years, I have been kept from seeing my

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