Often, a busy site such as this one has a lot going on behind the scenes. Just as there many different things in the photo, much is happening here at the site.
According to research, forum users (those who post messages) is a smaller group than forum spectators (those who read only). Recent changes to the peer support forum for parents of estranged adult children, necessitated by some behind-the-scenes activity, affect both groups. Here’s how.
Currently, to read others’ postings and/or interact in the peer support forum for parents of estranged adults, you must be logged in.
If you are a registered member but have forgotten your password, please use the forgotten password link to get a new one. The link will appear on your login page.
A lot of people register but never post and only read, and you’ll still be able to visit the forum.
If you have not previously registered for the peer support forum, you will not be able to see the postings of others right now.
Also, unfortunately, new registrations are currently on a pause. If you’ve written to me about this, I may or may not have gotten back to you, and hope you will forgive me if I haven’t.
Comments are open
Comments to the site’s articles remain open. If you used to just read the forum, use the comments in the same way. Or, try growing with the site. Consider commenting now, and interacting with others parents of estranged adult children. (Use the “Leave a reply” link that accompanies each article.) Many parents do reply to others in the comment threads, and I hope you will continue to do so. Your stories help one another!
Note: The comments are moderated, but it helps if you will follow a few guidelines.
- Post kind and uplifting words rather than arguments or meanness
- Avoid including detailed or personal information that could make you identifiable to general site readers
- Avoid hot-button topics
- Avoid posting links (which, generally, will not be allowed)
- Think twice before posting (do I really want this said? will I regret posting this?)
- Remember that your posts do not show up immediately
- If your comment does not eventually appear, it may have been flagged by the site’s spammer or splogger functions or rejected for some other reason. Posting a comment in no way guarantees its approval.
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Apologies and thank yous
I have been hearing from many of you who have found the peer support forum of benefit since its formation in late 2013. It has always been known as a safe place for parents of estranged adults to discuss things. Many tell me that is the only place they feel safe–and I want to keep it that way.
Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am grateful for you! With some new protections in place in the near future, I hope to make the forum available to new registrants again soon.
I’m sorry if the current changes are unwelcome, and thank you for your understanding.
As always, great big hugs to you!
Your friend and fellow parent of an estranged adult child,
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