An adult daughter's estrangement can be difficult on a family. Hurt feelings, anger and frustration may dominate the relationship between daughter and parent. It is important to communicate feelings and resolve issues when possible. When you try to confront your adult child about it, you are met with gaslighting—questioning your memory of the incident or the past in general, trying to make you second-guess yourself, or.
Never speak too negatively about your adult child’s partner when they split up, especially if the couple has a habit of breaking up and getting back together. This is a hard one because if someone treats your child wrong -- even your self-sufficient adult child -- your mama/papa bear protection instinct goes on high alert. If your child would benefit from monitoring, rather than you do it, might you hire someone, perhaps one of your friends or their adult kid to keep your child on .
Your adult child holds you emotionally hostage by threatening to hurt or kill herself or himself. Adult children who are truly at risk for self-harm need to be taken seriously. If you are an adult son or daughter of truly toxic parents who traumatized you, I empathize. I have seen many adult children who have been mistreated and abused by their parents.