Over 60 and Rejected by your Kid? Navigating the Estrangement Struggle

By the time we reach our 60s, we reflect on what we once hoped for with our family. I hear from women that they would grow older harmoniously with their families. It is encouraging and a blessing when this is the case. But many struggle under the shroud of secrecy.

Few will admit they have enough family conflict to sink a ship or are estranged. Some women have no clue why an adult child rejects them. Self-blame and shame are difficult to overcome. All parties suffer when the rift causes physical and emotional distancing. So, how did we get here? Why are adult children cut off from one or more parents?

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