New Year New Attitude

by Sheri McGregor

When you’ve been hurt from the rejection by an adult child, it feels good to feel powerful. Whether for the New Year, or anytime, even just for a moment or two – – try changing your tune.

Suffering the loss of an estranged adult child is painful. Rejected parents may start the new year wondering how they’ll manage another 12 months without understanding what went wrong, without some solution . . . without the son or daughter they once felt close to. But you can get through this and beyond.

How will you start the New Year? Are you thinking negative thoughts? Talking about how awful this is? Try changing your tune. You may not be able to change the facts, but you can survive, and even thrive. Others are – – and I’m one of them!

As the calendar year closes, here are a few music selections to help. Got some helpful tunes to share? Leave a comment so we can all benefit.

survive rejection by adult children

Rejected parents: How about starting a new chapter that YOU create?

Parents of estranged adults, Keep on Movin’

Make your own path, even if that means you’re singing to your own tune.

Related articles:

New Year’s Resolution: Shake Free

Taking Care of Yourself

Five Ways to Move Forward After an Adult Child’s Estrangement


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2 thoughts on “New Year New Attitude

  1. elina

    Hi thank you for your advice I will take a look..
    At least I know I’m not the only one hurting.. its been 5 months and I’ve not heard my daughters voice or had any form of contact..
    I’ve tried to get in touch and her boyfriend replies with abuse..
    She had a baby 5 months ago and there never let me see him..
    bought her up like a princess and in the end nothing..
    today blood is thinner than water..

  2. Barbara

    I know it hurts. If the boyfriend is responding in a rude manner, it will probably only be a matter of time that he reacts to your daughter that way as well. My daughter left with the grandkids and it nearly killed me. I cried for months. A year later I ended up with custody of them. My daughter became mentally ill. She is better today but still hates me. I don’t know why… I really don’t.

    Not to give false hope but don’t be surprised if she calls. I pray she does. Hang in there..


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