Reconnecting with Your Estranged Adult Child



Tina Gilbertson

New World Library

Infos :

Trade paperback
272 pp.
51⁄2 x 81⁄2

Language of origin

Practical Tips and Tools to Heal Your Relationship

• Compassionate, client-tested, and psychologically sound guid- ance on healing the rifts between parents and adult children

• Concrete exercises and steps for the more than 10 million suf- fering Gen X and baby boomer parents who have been cut off by one or more of their children

• Guides readers through a blame-free process of reparenting and self-understanding

• The author is an experienced speaker who has spoken to audi- ences through AARP, Kaiser Permanente, the Denver Academy of Lifelong Learning, and other organizations

• Will be marketed to therapists through Counseling Today and Psychotherapy Networker

Parents whose adult children have cut off contact wonder: How did this happen? Where did I go wrong? What happened to my loving child? Over time, holidays, birthdays, and even the birth of grand- children may pass in silence. Anguish may turn into anger. While time, in and of itself, does not necessarily heal, actions do, and while every estrangement includes situation-specific variables, there are practical, effective, and universal techniques for understanding and healing these not-uncommon breaches. Tina Gilbertson has devel- oped these techniques and tools over years of face-to-face and on- line work with parents who have found her strategies transformative and even life changing. Gilbertson cuts through the blame, shame, and guilt on both sides of the broken relationship. Parents will feel heard and understood but also challenged — and guided — to reclaim their role as “tone setter” and grow psychologically. Ex- ercises, examples, and even sample scripts empower parents who have felt powerless. Gilbertson shows that reconciliation is a step- by-step process, but the effort is well worth it. It is never too late to renew relations and experience better-than-ever bonds.


Tina Gilbertson

TINA GILBERTSON, MA, is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified Telemental Health Provider specializing in family estrangement. She maintains a blog on PsychologyToday .com and has been quoted in hundreds of media outlets, including Fast Company, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and Real Simple. She lives and practices in Denver.
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