Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Help for parents and families dealing with estrangement and parental alienation.
Joshua Coleman Ph.D.
Am I a bad parent if I stop reaching out to my adult child? Sometimes giving up is best for everyone.
Do you just enable an estranged child's bad behavior by apologizing to them?
Here are some things you can do to feel better when you're not seeing a loved one over the holiday.
Estranged from your adult child? Learning how to "radically accept" their complaints is not only good for you but good for your relationship.
If the stepmothers in my practice could listen in on each other's conversations, they would see how common it is to feel the way that they do.
Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in San Francisco and Oakland. He is also a senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. His book, The Rules of Estrangement will be published by Penguin/Random House in October 2020.