Criticizing Or Complaining Rarely Buys You Anything BY JOSHUA COLEMAN While many grandparents can regularly see their grandchildren, others rarely can spend time with their grands. However, some grandparents find

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Estrangement: The Stretch It Takes BY EMILY MORGAN What are we to do when we are blocked from having a relationship with our grands by their parents–our own children? Emily

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“My Spoiled Adult Daughter Claims She Had a Bad Childhood!” BY  DR JOSHUA COLEMAN I had a very, very, difficult upbringing which was mainly my mother as my parents were

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By Joshua Colemam My Disrespectful Granddaughter! QUESTION: How do I deal with my 16 year old granddaughter and daughter who refuse to accept the work that I have done in

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When Grandparent Estrangement May Be Justified By Donne Davis This is a reprint with permission from GaGaSisterhood.com This letter to “Ask Amy” made my blood boil. Usually I feel tremendous empathy

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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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Estrangement, Shame and Isolation BY JOSHUA COLEMAN Almost every day I get a call or email from a relieved parent saying, “I thought I was the only one dealing with this

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“I’m Wrong No Matter What I Do!” BY DR. JOSUHA COLEMAN So many of the parents I work with either have no idea why their child is behaving like they

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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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Struggling with estrangement? Try radical forgiveness for fractured relationships BY PAT HANSON, PH.D. Do you harbor a grievance or hold on to toxic energy about people, places, and institutions that

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