Broken family ties and how to cope with estrangement
from Psychology Today
When a family member voluntarily walks away, you may miss them and feel bewildered, distraught, angry, ashamed, frustrated and disappointed, especially if the hope of reconnection is dashed. In this way, the grief of family estrangement can be even more painful — or at least more complicated — than the grief over a loved one who has died. So why do people cut ties with their family members? Are there any ways to handle or alleviate the situation?
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