Category Archives: Family Estrangement Topics

We Don’t Want To Know You

“Generally speaking, ostracism refers to being ignored and excluded (Williams, 1997;2001). Social exclusion refers to not being included within a given social network (but not necessarily ignored). Rejection is usually an explicit verbal or physical action that declares that the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have To Hear This Anymore

“And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they’ll never stop doing, I think it’s fearless to stop believing them. It’s fearless to say “you’re not sorry” and walk away.” ― Taylor Swift. Image from People of the … Continue reading

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The Invisibility of Estrangement

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Family Privilege

“Family privilege is the abundance of benefits, mostly invisible, that accrue from membership in a stable family.”- Sieta and Brendtro – Kids Who Outwit Adults We usually think of families as a place of safety and refuge and want to believe … Continue reading

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Disenfranchised

“Disenfranchised grief is the grief that persons experience when they incur a loss that is not or cannot be openly acknowledged, publicly mourned, or socially supported.” – Kenneth Doka, Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow I’ve been hard at work reading … Continue reading

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