Maybe this has happened to you: you see your child through grade school, high school, and even college, successfully, you think. Then wham! One day they cut off all communication with you. While there are no hard statistics on parental estrangement by adult children, this problem is more common than you might think, judging from the number of support groups and forums online. Here's a look at why this painful and sometimes puzzling phenomenon can happen and how to deal with it if you are struggling with estrangement from your adult child.
In Love And War: The Basics Of Realistic Conflict Theory, And How It Can Patch A Broken Relationship
Sometimes, two conflicting groups hate each other so much that the thought of both camps ever reconciling and becoming allies seems unrealistic. The same is true in some relationships; both partners are so bitter toward each other that couples therapy seems more of a formality before the inevitable breakup instead of an honest attempt to reconcile the relationship. Surprisingly, two groups that are staunchly against each other can, indeed, become allies.
Have you ever wondered what constitutes a good marriage? While there is no one true way to know for everyone, there are some key factors that can help you understand the current strength of your relationship. Here are a few of those factors: You Have an Overall Feeling of Happiness One way to know you have a good marriage is when you both have an overall feeling of happiness, despite any difficulties that may be surrounding you.