Sheri McGregor on radio: Holidays 2019

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Time to take notice of all we’re grateful for.

I had the pleasure of talking again with Daniel Davis at Beyond 50 Radio. We briefly discussed how rejected parents handle holidays. Maybe you’ll find a bit of the interview useful.

If you’d like to listen, it’s available on the Beyond 50 Radio YouTube channel (through this link).

How rejected parents handle holidays comes down to three basic ideas: planning, perspective, and knowing what you need.

Want more tips and information about how to handle the holidays when you’re facing the issue of estrangement from adult children? I’ve written about holidays since the site’s inception. Here is a sampling of those past articles below. Each one has links to other articles at the bottom as well, so you can click through for even more. Or, if you’d like to search for past articles and find more complete listings, use the site’s search box.

Holiday Help for Rejected Parents: Oktoberfest History

Estrangement and the holidays: Your perspective can help

Estranged: Enjoy the holidays anyway

Holidays for parents rejected by adult children

Holidays when adult children reject parents (post one)

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends (and hugs to all the rest)–Sheri McGregor

Past Interviews:

Mother’s Day Radio Interview

February Interview with Sheri McGregor

NABBW podcast

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6 thoughts on “Sheri McGregor on radio: Holidays 2019

  1. candleinthewind

    Well, I’m just having trouble dealing with the emotions, negative emotions, about how I act, all of which make me want to not go to (in the UK) Christmas events, whether at work or with other interest groups. I’m too aware of things I don’t like about myself, my behaviour, how the estrangement makes me irritable, judgemental of mistakes I make, which makes me less willing to try, to reach out. I know I want to change, but it all makes me cross and way too intense and self-critical and, and, and…..

    1. Barbara H.

      I do not feel that there is much consideration about parents that have had to estrange themselves from these grown adult children who have caused so much pain. I have had to do this to protect myself from the emotional, financial stress they have caused me. A lot is written about the their estrangement from us but not very much about how we feel about having to estrange them for our own physical and mental welfare.

  2. Joly

    I do believe the Lord answers prayer, Our youngest Chad and middle son Lorne came by last week to help us install our new tile kitchen floor. It took the entire day but they seemed fine with it, we joked like we have not in many years. We are grateful to our boys as my husband is 76 and I am 72 so it sometimes takes us longer to get up and off the floor. Even though my husband is still on the job we know his time is close to full retirement. We thanked them & hugged and kissed them like old times. We still were not invited for Thanksgiving because they let us know they had previous plans but small steps are appreciated. We do not push, we just wait on the Lord and continue to love and believe.

  3. joly

    I would like also to say we stopped holding our breath just waiting around hoping they would respect us. We go and do and do not set around moping We decided not to cry about the way they act because we think they are not totally to blame, they have wives to deal with.We all have mates to honor, they will come under conviction, but until then we still have a life to live. We get out there and live it. God Bless you all.

  4. Floored-mom

    Stop right there and say out loud, “I am a good person!” Say it again! I truly understand, you’re heart is shattered and I feel your pain.

  5. Carolyn

    Hello, I feel all of your pain. I did not know how to handle all of this. My son handed my a** to me on a text message. I tried to ignore that. I would send a happy birthday text, no response, sent Christmas cards with a check in it. He cashed it but I did not get a thank you or a Christmas wish. So now, I will send a card without any money in it. I will always love him but will NOT be disrespected! A counselor helped me accept this problem. I keep myself busy after work with doing my crafts that I never had time to before. I learned to ride a motorcycle and I ride that and it feels so good! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him, but again, I will not be disrespected. DONE.


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