Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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This illuminating book contains helpful insight for people like you: Loving, heartbroken families who never expected an adult child to walk away.

“A must-read for parents of estranged adult children. An essential book for the professionals who work with them.”   Mara J. Briere, MA, CFLE, Grow a Strong Family, Inc.

Beyond Done With the Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children contains new information and tools to help parents steer the whole family forward.

  • Listen as siblings reveal their turmoil.
  • Learn how cultural and familial patterns can influence estrangement or reconciliation.
  • Hear from parents what reconciling really takes.

Then make sound decisions.

This follow-up to Sheri McGregor’s highly regarded Done With The Crying (2016) draws from her survey of more than 50,000 parents of estranged adult children, as well as her personal experiences and hundreds of interviews with hurting families. She debunks the faulty thinking and advice of this blame-the-parent era, and provides sensible alternatives that support your well-being. McGregor’s reflection points and innovative exercises promote growth and help you connect with your personal integrity and strength.

Embrace your unique brand of resilience and step into a freer, happier future.

Ten thorough chapters contain relevant research, reflection points, exercises, and common-sense advice about the very real and complex issues parents face. Expand your self-awareness, strengthen your resilience, and make sound decisions for your life, your family, and your happiness. Gain wisdom from other parents and grandparents, as well as from the grandchildren and siblings.

Sheri McGregor knows firsthand the courage, resourcefulness, and determination it takes to reclaim identity and self-confidence. One of her five adult children disengaged from the family, which set her on a quest to find answers, foster happiness, and help other parents of estranged children heal. In late 2013, she founded where she writes regularly and connects with hurting parents from around the world.

McGregor holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in human behavior, and has recently completed two years toward a doctorate degree in psychology. McGregor works as a life coach and has served on the advisory board for National University’s College of Letters and Sciences. Her long career as a writer includes articles on psychology, health, and a variety of other topics, which have appeared in dozens of national and international publications. She has also written for anthologies, websites, and organizations including the non-profit Families for Depression Awareness. Sheri McGregor has been a repeat guest on a San Diego FOX Television affiliate, on KUSI TV, and on a variety of radio shows and podcasts. Her quotes and books have appeared or been featured in publications and at sites including, among others, CNNHuffPost, Ask Ellie, Good HousekeepingAARPThe Saturday Evening PostVanity FairPsychCentralSelf Help DailyThe StarPortsmouth Daily TimesGreat Senior Living, and Considerable.

Sheri McGregor has become a powerful voice for the parents of estranged adult children. Her highly regarded book Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children helps parents break free from emotional pain and move forward in their own lives. As of this date, approximately 60,000 copies are in circulation, and in 2019, an accompanying workbook was released for repeat readers or those using the e-book or audiobook. Done With The Crying was a Foreword Reviews Finalist and a winner of a Living Now Book Award. McGregor’s latest offering, Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children is a must-have for those enduring this unique sorrow.

Sheri McGregor loves to hike, is inspired by nature, and is grateful for every moment. She has recently brought her love for gardening to houseplants and may soon be writing from an indoor jungle.

More about the new book, Beyond Done With The Crying

All parents make mistakes. Some have deep regrets for things they did or didn’t do. In one chapter, these parents share how they believe they fell short and how they’re managing. How long must a parent bow to guilt, pay penance, and make amends? And, deplorably, do some adult children exploit their guilt? These and other questions are answered.

For any parent, reconciling may be a solo sport. Even when reconciliations do occur, their success requires wisdom and strength. That’s why it’s so important to empower yourself, make positive changes, and reclaim your life, even while waiting and continuing to reach out (if you choose to).

Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children is a practical toolkit filled with information and solutions to the complex, real-life problems that plague parents of estranged adult children and their families.

Estrangement leaves a confusing and frustrating legacy for the entire family. McGregor knows firsthand the grit, courage, and determination it takes to reclaim identity, remain a supportive parent to other children, and help the family move forward. In Beyond Done With the Crying, she helps you do the same.


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