Unfortunately, there is an unending need to explore the complicated issue of family cutoffs or what is commonly referred to as 'familial estrangement'. I have addressed this issue in previous posts. Check them out if you haven't done so … [Read more...] about Dealing With Family Cut-Offs
Therapeutic Letter-Writing: Part 2 As promised from last week’s post, The Magic of the Unsent Letter, I am following up with Part 2: The Sweet Release of Writing a Rant Letter. Every time I give this letter-writing homework, I send them the links to two of my blog posts I’ve written on the subject. … [Read more...] about How Can I Deal with my Anger in a Healthy Way?
I’ve decided to write a two-part series on the magic of a form of homework I give to practically ALL of my clients at one or more points on their healing journeys — THE UNSENT LETTER. Every time I give this letter-writing homework, I send them the links to two of my blog posts I’ve written on the subject. The … [Read more...] about Therapeutic Letter-Writing: The Unsent Letter
I am so delighted that one of my client’s offered to write the following piece for you about healing from being cut off from her adult children. I wrote What to do when a family member shuts you out last week. I also answered a reader’s question about what to do when you’ve been cut off by a family member … [Read more...] about A Client’s Journey Through Family Cut-Offs
During my 20+ years as a therapist, I cannot count how many times clients have shared heartbreaking stories of being cut off from family members. What I am referring to specifically is the conscious decision a person makes to cut off contact from another family member for a time- this can range from a few … [Read more...] about What to do when a family member shuts you out