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hazel Posted 8 months ago
Hi there, I’ve just found a support group for parents of estranged adult children, much to my relief. I can’t find any statistics for the number of estranged parents — does anyone know where I could find data on this subject? Is anyone out there an estranged parent?

The group I’ve found is called PEACe https://savs-southend.org/peace-for-parents-of-estranged-adult-children/
which is based in Leigh on Sea.

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    • Shirlann 8th October 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Was from two daughters thought we were back on track but doesn’t seem so😏

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    • Greenlady01 10th October 2021 at 9:41 am

      I am estranged from my 2 grown up sons. Sadly my sons share none of my values . I can honestly say I did my best.. I know the grandparents association have stats on estranged grandparent..thanks for the above link and I will have a look at that, however I have no issues about not seeing my sons as I live in the moment and my life is good.

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      • Shirlann 11th October 2021 at 8:14 am

        Can’t blame ourselves just got to try to remember their adults now🙃hard sometimes 🤔

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    • RosieG 11th October 2021 at 8:30 am

      My son and his wife are angry with me for sharing with my family how upset I feel about not seeing my 2 grandkids very often. Much more to it but basically contact is minimum and only so I can have contact virtual contact with my grandchildren. Happened as I was splitting from a 13 year toxic relationship. Trying to start again but struggling with emotions today. Can believe I literally stumbled on this post. Sending love to you all.

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      • [email protected] 13th November 2021 at 3:27 pm

        I lost my grandchildren to adoption and in order to deal with it created a website. Basically you start a journal its private, it’s basically an online diary. I found writing down how you feels helps you deal with those thoughts going in a loop in your heads. Things you want to tell the kids. Things you want them to know.Its in the hope one day they come looking and then we can show them them and they can get to know you and the absent years and how you really felt about them and the situation.
        http://www.toabsentfamily.com

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    • hazel 11th October 2021 at 11:19 am

      Hi RosieG, I’m so sorry to hear you’re having a tough time. It definitely helped me to chat with people in the same boat — you’d be amazed at how many of the same snippy exchanges we’ve all heard. I guess it would be too much of a coincidence if you lived nearby, but maybe you could find a group local to you? Meanwhile this might be some help https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/family-estrangement_uk_608c1ab9e4b04620270710fb.
      Best regards, Hx

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