To all the hurting moms of estranged adult children – – celebrate yourselves. Mother’s day is set aside to honor all the amazing women who give and care and laugh and love and bring so much joy.
To so many of you mothers of estranged adults who have written to me about your experiences, commented in the forum, left replies to my posts at the site, or emailed to say thanks for the articles here . . . it’s my turn to thank YOU. For your encouragement, your sharing, and for all the love you give.
To mothers of estranged adults everywhere – – you are beautiful. You are worthy. You are valuable.
Laugh, love, be with others, or isolate yourself. Do whatever YOU need to do to have a good Mother’s Day. Here are 6 ideas.
And here is a beautiful photo and music montage fitting for mothers of estranged adults on Mother’s Day.
And here’s my new book to help:
Father’s Day when your adult child is estranged
by Sheri McGregor
At one point, when the loss of my son felt utterly final, the air rushed from my lungs. My vision narrowed. I couldn’t breathe. My chest was tight, my throat so dry it closed in on itself. My heart clenched into a fist of pain.
I believed I would die.
Years have passed since that fall afternoon, and I’m still here—alive and thriving.
If you’re like me, and many other parents of estranged adults who have experienced moments where they felt as if they couldn’t breathe, and suffered chest pain, you understand what it feels like to have a broken heart. The emotional upheaval can affect us physically.
I hear from parents often who describe themselves as heartbroken.
There really is such a thing as a broken heart.
“Broken heart syndrome,” or “stress cardiomyopathy,” occurs more often in women than men. It’s believed to happen because of stress hormones from a sudden shock, loss, or acute anger. Those feelings are common to parents of estranged adult children. The temporary condition disrupts normal heart functioning. Most people recover well, and don’t suffer the condition again, but it’s wise to seek medical care for any symptoms that could be indicative of heart trouble.
Listed below are a few articles to read more thoroughly about broken heart syndrome.
Frequently Asked Questions About Broken Heart Syndrome
Broken Heart Syndrome
Can You Die Of A Broken Heart