The Book

parents of estranged adult children352 pages
May, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0997352207
ISBN-10: 0997352205

In this new book for parents of estranged adult children—Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children—Sheri McGregor, M.A., helps parents break free from emotional pain—and move forward in their own lives.

As a loving mother to whom the unthinkable happened, McGregor knows the horrible shock that wrings a parent dry, triggers denial, blame, anger, and shame. With empathy and understanding, as well as tools, the latest research, and insight from more than 9,000 parents of estranged adult children, McGregor helps parents of estranged adults plan ahead, prepare for emotional triggers, and prevail over setbacks and pain.

You can be happy again. In a calm yet authoritative voice, and with exercises derived from her work as a life coach and her own recovery, McGregor helps mothers who did their best to come to terms with their estranged adult child’s choices, and regain their health and happiness.

To fathers of estranged adult childrenthis book can help you, too. “Ninety-three percent of the parents who answer my survey at RejectedParents.Net are mothers,” says Sheri McGregor. “That’s why the title is directed at them. But many of the book’s examples are from couples, and include the experiences of fathers. Some passages directly highlight men’s reactions, including my husband’s. The principles presented are relevant to fathers, and the strategies for coping can be used by anyone.” Find more for fathers here.

In this encouraging and comprehensive book for parents of estranged adult children, McGregor fully covers the phenomenon of estranged adults from families who never expected a son or daughter to cut ties and walk away.

Nine in-depth chapters provide dozens of inspiring examples from among the thousands of parents of estranged adult children. Gain understanding and practical help from a mother who knows the pain of this devastating loss with all its uncertainty and heartache. Hope can remain, but you don’t have to stay stalled, forever waiting. You can move past the disbelief and distress. Take charge. Reclaim yourself and your life—only maybe even better.

Available through popular booksellers. Ask your local bookstore to order this book for parents of estranged adult children for you. Any bookstore can order it for you, since it is printed and made available through a major distributor.

Or order online at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, You can also get it at Amazon online. It’s available through Amazon’s foreign country sites as well (India, Italy, France, Japan, etc). Kindle lovers, your version will be available very soon.

Not in the U.S.? — you can still get the book at Amazo’s foreign country sites. You can also ask your local bookstore to order the book. Or try:

fishpond.com.au (Australia)

Booktopia (Australia)

Open Trolley (Singapore)

  • What people are saying about the book: “Thank you for Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children. The book is a must read for parents of estranged adult children and mental health professionals working with these families. Sheri McGregor’s work is a breath of fresh air offering a new perspective and providing support, encouragement, resources, and compassion to good parents that have found themselves in an unimaginable situation. ” —-Maritza Parks, LMHC, Inspired Journey Counseling
  • “While Mothers are mentioned on the cover, dads, this is for you too! Done with the Crying is for any (and all) family member who wants to heal and move forward. This wonderful book will help you see how you can hold your chin up high, dry your eyes, and get on with your life.”                                                                                  —Joi Sigers, Self Help Dailly.com
  • Done With the Crying also provides much time for reflection, for taking time to think about ones life and to read the stories of other women who are going through a similar situation. The book is easy to read, and provides much support and insight in a gentle and understanding way.                     —Hennie Weiss, M.A., Metapsychology Online Reviews
  • This is my best resource to assist families whose adult children have rejected them. In my role as a family life educator, I work with those affected by a loved one’s mental illness, and the sad phenomenon of estrangement is rampant. I’ve searched for resources and education, but there is precious little available to help rejected parents move forward.
    It did not take me many pages in to see the value for my work, and I often recommend this compassionately written book to parents and families who are in so much pain.
    —Mara J. Briere, MA CFLE, President and Founder, Grow a Strong Family, Inc.
  • Reviews at Amazon.com

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