estranged parent resources

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Resources for Parents Who Are Estranged from a Child

Therapists, Coaches, Support Groups, and Educational Resources

Done with Crying Parent Group led by Roberta Wasserman (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for info on this group)

Family Support Resources

Dr. Becca Bland (online course, support group + more)

Dr. Joshua Coleman (webinars + more)

Dr. Tina Gilbertson (podcast + more)

Sheri McGregor


Coleman, J. (2021). Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict.

Pillemer, K. (2020). Fault Lines.

Gilbertson, T. (2020). Reconnecting with Your Estranged Adult Child: Practical Tips and Tools to Heal Your Relationship.

Davis, L. (2003). I thought we’d never speak again: The road from estrangement to reconciliation.

McGregor, S. (2016). Done with Crying.

McCoy, K. (2017). We Don’t Talk Anymore: Healing after Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged.

Martin, S. (2021). The Better Boundaries Workbook.

Beattie, M. (2022). Codependent No More

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