Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children Takes a Prize

Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult ChildrenIn September, Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children  won an award. It took a bronze medal in the self-help/personal growth category of the Living Now Book Awards, which had more than 800 total entries.

That’s actually a medal hanging over the book in the photograph. It came on a grosgrain ribbon. Maybe one day, I’ll put it around my neck and actually wear it. Maybe I’ll have a tee-shirt made with the image, too (even more fun to wear!).

Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children–Only the bronze?

While it would have been great to win a gold or silver medal, the fact that this book for a niche audience among many aimed at more general audiences feels like taking the gold!

I can’t help but think that this award is not only validation that Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Childrenis a helpful and well-done book that fulfills the contest’s motto—Books That Change Lives—but that this win also demonstrates that people are starting to take more notice of the masses of adult children who now estrange themselves from loving families. You may recall that last year, Done With The Crying was a Book of the Year Finalist. This time, it got into the winner’s circle!

Isn’t this proof that the topic of estrangement is becoming much more mainstream? Hopefully, that means more people are coming to realize that there are many kind and supportive parents who are absolutely shocked when their grown children choose to hurt them. The loss is devastating, and the secondary trauma of being judged unfairly makes it that much worse.

Let’s celebrate!

Please join me in celebrating this award. I want to thank all the parents of estranged adults who visit this site and who have read Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children. This victory is yours.

If you’d like to see some of the other contest winners, you can go to Living Now Book Awards page. Done With The Crying is listed on the second linked page of winners.

Celebrate and share your thoughts by “leaving a reply” to this article.

HUGS to all the hurting parents,

Sheri McGregor

A sampling of articles to help hurting parents of estranged adults (you can use the pull-down menus to find more, or use the search box to look for particular subjects)

 

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6 thoughts on “Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children Takes a Prize

  1. GidgetGidget

    Sheri, you will never know how many parents you have touched with this book. I am working on a Podcast project and you and the importance of your book have a whole episode.

    I have hard copy, kindle copy, AND Audible! That either makes me a “SuperFan” or I am REALLY Done with The Crying.
    This is not a 1 time read. It is a reference tool, that has been invaluable to both me and “Mr. Gidget” 🙂
    Thank You Sheri- from the bottom of my heart Thank You.

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  2. CarolT

    Congratulations! But the biggest award is the admiration from all the parents who your book and this web site has kept sane. I know that I would be in a very horrible place without you. I see my therapist, but honestly , the best support I have is from you, your book and the parents on this site. It doesn’t change my situation, but it helps me cope, and move forward.
    Best,
    Carol.

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  3. emily38

    Hi Sheri,

    I was away from home and not reading the site once a week as I usually do when this posting was made.

    Congratulations on the award you’ve received for your book. I know how valuable the recognition is in the publishing industry and that it is a reflection of your work.

    But, most of all, my thoughts are a reflection of Carol’s. The hurting parents to whom you’ve given solace, direction, authentication and hope through your words and encouragement cannot be measured by an award. Your committment to this site, to your continuing research and attention to the integrity of postings on the forum is a heroine’s work. Sometimes I wonder how you do it, but am always personally grateful that you do.

    Thank you doesn’t begin to measure the gratitude for all you’ve given every parent who’s ‘found’ you, your (awarded) book and this site.

    Emily38

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  4. Debbie

    Congrats! As Carol mentioned the real reward is the thousands of people you have helped or perhaps even saved. I know I thought I could die of a broken heart but, now I’m actually enjoying life everyday. Thank you for helping me to be Done with the Crying & find joy! Hugs

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