Estranged Stories

Understanding. Support. Peace. Hope.

A place for people experiencing estrangement or cut off from their family to find support, hopefully peace, and some understanding.

Estranged Stories is now a non profit entity. We have received our 501(c)3 status so any donations to Estranged Stories are tax deductable. We now have the ability to apply for grants, to partner in research and to provide resources for help.

As we head toward another summer's end, Estranged Stories continues to have expenses. I know people are stretched, but I haven't been able to switch to the new platform as I ran out of development dollars. If you have any room in your budget this year -- please think of Estranged Stories!

THANK YOU to those that supported us and especially to those that created monthly on going donations! 


There is a completely confidential survey for Parents that are Estranged from their Adult Children and there is a a survey for Adult Children. I urge all of you to take the time to answer honestly! If there are ever going to be answers or help for this issue.. we need everyone's participation! Thank you in advance for your time!
I am also interested in the family patterns of estrangement. I have created a very short set of questions. Even if you have previously taken the main survey, I would appreciate your additional contribution to further our understanding of this issue. Please see the link below.

Take the Parents Estranged from Adult Children survey now.
Take the Adult Children Estranged from Parents survey now.
Take the Family Patterns Survey now

Survey results as of 07_2018





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Any words written or original videos posted may NOT be duplicated without written consent.
The Material on this site is not available for research ideas, books, TV Casting, etc.
Any questions concerning the use of this site.. please contact site creator.



Nobody Home: A Memoir

Childhood Unbound: The Powerful New Parenting Approach That Gives Our 21st Century Kids the Authority, Love, and Listening They Need to Thrive


Connecting With Our Children : Guiding Principles for Parents in a Troubled World

The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age

Healing From Family Rifts : Ten Steps to Finding Peace After Being Cut Off From a Family Member

When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along

I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation

Family Estrangements: How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Cope with Them

Letting Go of Our Adult Children: When What We Do Is Never Enough

FRAGMENTED FAMILIES: Patterns of Estrangement and Reconciliation

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents, by Jane Isay

For Mothers of Difficult Daughters; How to Enrich and Repair the Relationship in Adulthood, by Charney Herst

When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life, by Victoria Secunda

I'm OK, You're My Parents : How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works, by Dale Atkins

Making Peace with Your Parents, by Harold Bloomfield MD

Making Peace With Your Adult Children: A Guide to Family Healing, by Shauna Smith

Forgive Your Parents, Heal Yourself: How Understanding Your Painful Family Legacy Can Transform Your Life

Everything Has Two Handles: The Stoic's Guide to the Art of Living

Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions


Latest Activity

CountryGirl posted a discussion

Are you a narcissist?

What do you do if your child thinks you are a narcissist? How do you behave? How do you react? How…See More
28 minutes ago
Lucy replied to Mary Louise Robitaille's discussion Tonight My Son Contacted Me After 7 years
"I am so happy and excited for you. Please let us know what pray you read and how you surrounded…"
1 hour ago
sadmom replied to Ann West's discussion ED's Father needs a quadruple bypass
"Ann Lock her in the lidded trunk and throw away the key.  She is toxic to her core."
2 hours ago
sadmom replied to Sad Mother and Grandmother's discussion Broken mom and Grandmother
"In the midst of your grief do try and think about who you would want at the funeral. Whatever adds…"
2 hours ago
Sad Mama replied to Ann West's discussion ED's Father needs a quadruple bypass
"Regroup Ann,  Firge ahead do what you need to do. Do not let anyone take energy away from what…"
5 hours ago
TexasBluebonnet replied to Ann West's discussion ED's Father needs a quadruple bypass
"Go with your gut, Ann. NC. Put her in the lidded trunk."
5 hours ago
Ann West replied to Ann West's discussion ED's Father needs a quadruple bypass
"TY, everyone! Its not going well today. Sleepless nights & sleepy days. Off track. To top it…"
5 hours ago
Yvette White replied to Rosemary's Baby's discussion WALKING GROUP
"Sorry for the late reply. No, not quite right Survivor.  From the net ... "The New Vogue…"
7 hours ago


Are you a narcissist?

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Tonight My Son Contacted Me After 7 years 2 Replies

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ED's Father needs a quadruple bypass 36 Replies

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Broken mom and Grandmother 17 Replies

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Mission Statement

This site does not condone rudeness to anyone.

You may or may not agree, but I am interested in promoting support, understanding of our situations, and hopefully this will help some heal.  I realize that some need more time than others to progress, but with so many people on the site, in order to be effective, I believe that the best use of this site .... recognizing the selflessness of those who are willing to spend the time to read and respond... that the following is appropriate when…


Created by Lost2 Nov 6, 2009 at 6:28pm. Last updated by Lost2 Sep 10, 2012.

Quotes To Remember

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

"The better you feel, the better chance you have of a life without her and actually the better chance you have of a life with her."

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right" - Henry Ford

Even if you're on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. - Will… Continue

Created by Lost2 Apr 19, 2010 at 5:49pm. Last updated by Lost2 Apr 19, 2010.


EstrangedStories Full Disclaimer

1. does not provide professional psychiatric or psychological counseling, advice or services . If you need therapy, professional consultation, or psychiatric consultation, we recommend you consult with a licensed mental health professional in your area.…

Created by Lost2 Oct 10, 2009 at 3:23pm. Last updated by Lost2 Oct 10, 2009.



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