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Resources for Adult Children
Non-Profit Support Organizations
Together Estranged (U.S. based)
Stand Alone (U.K. based)
Open Path Collective (lower cost counseling)
Gaylesta (Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity)
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: call 988 or 1-800-273-8255
Blackline (support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ affirming): call 1-800-604-584
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 74174
Trans Lifeline: call 1-877-565-8860
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+ young people): call 1-866-488-7386
Sherapy Sessions: Cutting Toxic Family Ties (Sherrie Campbell)
Adult Child Podcast (Andrea Ashely)
Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members by Sherrie Campbell
Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role by Rebecca Mandeville
Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People by Lindsay Gibson
Toxic Parents by Susan Forward
If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb
The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori
Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Stephanie Kriesberg
Perfect Daughters by Robert Ackerman
Silent Sons by Robert Ackerman
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker
Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz
The Better Boundaries Workbook by Sharon Martin
Resources for Parents
Done with Crying Parent Group led by Roberta Wasserman (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for info on this group)
Therapists and Educational Resources
Dr. Joshua Coleman (webinars + more)
Dr. Tina Gilbertson (podcast + more)
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.
McGregor, S. (2016). Done with Crying.