Drawing of a person walking away with a piece of the other person's heart.
Front of the card of a founder of one of the support groups.

Support Groups & Blogs

Listed on the linked page are online and offline support groups for people dealing with family estrangement and a list of blogs written on the subject by writers and representatives of organizations.

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A heart with a piece missing.


These poems are on the subject of estrangement and are written by parents, adult children and famous poets.

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A statement: 'I want nothing more to do with you.'

The Estranged

Famous, Infamous and Ordinary People who have experienced Estrangement.

Names are arranged alphabetically by last name. This collection of names of people who have experienced family estrangement include both famous people and some who have had just a brush with fame or infamy due to something that they did or something that someone in their family did.

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Image of a journal.

Journal: 2001-2005

One of the most insidious things about being estranged is the inclination to define ourselves in terms of being estranged: "I am an estranged mom or an estranged daughter or an estranged father or ..." As though we have failed at something. But there is so much more to life than whether we are estranged from someone. Often there is nothing that we can do to end the estrangement if we weren't the one who made the decision.

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Person with baggage waiting for a train.

Mental Health Issues

Disorders that can be catalysts for estrangement

Note: My listing of a link does NOT mean that I agree with the information and opinions found at each site or that any of these sites will be helpful to anyone. I am not a mental health professional nor an expert on any of the conditions or situations mentioned on the linked page.

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A stack of reference books on estrangement & related issues.

Books & Movies

The books and movies listed with links to Amazon may be helpful in dealing with loss, understanding the underpinnings of some estrangements, researching the subject of estrangement and with resolving estrangements. They may or may not relate to your personal situation. I have read only a few of these books. When I have read a book, I mention some of my thoughts about the book.

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