Estranged from adult children? Love yourself


Daniel Davis of the Beyond 50 Radio program recently interviewed Sheri McGregor, author of Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, for Valentine’s Day. Have a listen as they talk about self-love.

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How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count The Ways

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7 thoughts on “Estranged from adult children? Love yourself

  1. Pam

    Very helpful and timely as I found myself ruminating this morning. This is such a positive , insightful guide toward self care and moving forward. Thank you!

  2. Lori

    My name is Lori. I have a 29 year old daughter that did this to me and my family yet again. The first time was 2 years until I finally went to see her and we reconciled. Then in 2019 when she had her baby I was there for her from beginning to end . Cherished every moment we spent together. But after the baby was born she told me to get a pertussis vaccine which I was going to get but was advised not to because of my neuropathy. She said since she wasn’t going to vaccinate the baby at all I had to stay away. I did and I was able to visit with a mask on on for several months. Then finally I came back up to visit her my grandson is now crawling and I even asked her what if he crawls to me what to do? She said idk your giving me anxiety. So I came with my husband and 12 year daughter her sister I came in sat down the bAby stated crawling towards me she wiped him up so fast and I didn’t think about this and told me to get up and move. The next day your breathing on him I’m not comfortable putting him down so I cried in the room and told my husband we need to just leave. Then his birthday was coming up she called me and told I was no longer welcome at her house and the birthday will be outside somewhere. I first said ok. Then she texted me the list of stuff on amazon for his. We talked about getting a $645 play ground set I said possibly but if I get that I would have to come set it up outside the backyard she said don’t worry about that we have neighbors that can set it up. I couldn’t believe what she was saying. So I went to Walmart got this big gift and called her and said I would like to come to the house to drop off his gift . She flat out I’m not vaccinated neither is my son so No we will meet at the restaurant and that is it. I texted her back and told her that I’m not able to bond with him as a grandma so whenever you think it’s ok to be a part of his life and hug and read to him ect just call me and I will be back up but for now I’m just going to mail his gift. He should be walking by then but screamed at me when I did all her after the text yo tell he should be walking and he could open his own gifts with some help she lost it and said can’t I just enjoy my kid with you telling me this. Then I had my sister call her a few days later big mistake. My sister said I will be coming down to visit . She to her you are welcome anytime. Then she she said I will be visiting you if your own mother can’t come to your house. My sister said to her is it true we can’t hold the baby or even watch him open up presents? After that she blocked me. I sent her money through Zelle for my grandson and she called the police at 4 am they called me and told me she wants nothing to do with me or my family. She blocked everyone except my son her brother. He says even if I mention you she will cut me out too. I am so hurt I can’t stop crying. Please help me . I lost my daughter and grandson.

  3. Sandy

    I can totally relate. Divorced from my children’s daddy I am the bad guy since I left. It was a traumatic divorce. Both children stayed with him. Which I understand he had the money and the house. He could be abusive to me and I was supposed to stay. I never argued back till I actively gave home the papers . I tried to get custody of our youngest (15 then 20 now) but when your down your down. Through therapy during the divorce and after. I am still watching from afar with awe. I am not allowed to give my opinion or discuss anything with mutual friends per the children. I am not allowed to really like anything on Social Media either. I’ve been told by their friends that they assume I had died because no one talked about anything. There’s so much more but I don’t know where to start. Just received my copy of “Done with Crying”. Looking forward to knowing what I can do.


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