I so get this!!
There’s an article about estrangement on my website that gets more feedback than any article I’ve written before or since.
In that article, I offer strategies for the person who’s been cut off by someone and wants to get back together. The gist of it is this: Like it or not, whether you agree with them or not, the “cutter-offer” perceives a reason for cutting you off. If you want to reunite, it’s up to you to make amends rather than expecting them to see the error of their ways. In short, I recommend openness and humility.
By far the people I hear from most about that article are parents of adult children who want nothing more to do with them. Some rejected parents don’t approve of the advice provided in the article, feeling that it puts too much responsibility on them.
Their feedback sounds like this:
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