Parents of Estranged Adult Kids
The Pain of Parental Estrangement
A Common Story
Estrangement from a family member is always difficult for everyone involved, but it is especially painful for parents when the relationship with one or more children has been severed. The trauma is as deep and debilitating as injuries from a car accident, but shame and embarrassment make it difficult to seek help. Yet, estrangement is common. It is estimated that nearly one out of every eight parents is estranged from an adult child. One in every five older adults is considered an “elder orphan” with no one to turn to in a time of need. If your are one of them, please don’t try to go it alone any longer.
How May We Help You?
We want to be there for you in ways that fit your need right now.
Join a PEAK group
In a PEAK group, you will discover that many others are dealing with the same issues that break your heart...and want to be there for you as well.
Read a book on your own
Many people are finding the book PEAK: Parents of Estranged Adult Kids a game-changing resource that you can begin reading on your own.
Fridays with Fe and Dr. Keli Rugenstein!
Join the creator of PEAK for a weekly, open, online support group.
Begins Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am (EST)
A Father's Dream
“And so I live,
knowing you are there,
somewhere in the world,
a natural wonder,
but no path to find you again.
Even then, the broken is sharp,
and the gentlest touch still cuts.
I dream of a day
when the edges of the glass
are worn down by the waves of time
and the sand of suffering,
that I might find you once more,
and we might sit beside one another,
just two shades of green
watching the setting sun.”