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When a parent has been rejected or estranged by their child due to a stressful & conflicted divorce, the other parent, or relative...this syndrome damages and creates estrangement or rejection.
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Latest Conversations: Jun 28, 2017
Started by Nana. Last reply by Debby Cahrier Nov 20, 2012.
When I first saw the title of this forum - I had to look again. I do understand your pain. Do not feel that you are alone. Your situation is familiar to more people than you realize. Most just do not want to either admit or even discuss because the pain goes deep and they fear judgment or embarrassment.
My take, after seeing so many suffer from the alienation from their children and grandchildren - due to messy divorce or just cruel gossip really is upsetting to me. However, do remember this -Our Heavenly Father has gifted both parents to a seat of honor. It specifically states in Ephesian 6:2,3 - "Honor your father and your mother" is the first command with a promise.
The scripture does not state that it is a suggestion it is a commandment. You will experience different types of emotion from anger, guilt, sadness, humiliation, resentment and many more emotions. However, know this....life has a way of unveiling the truth about a certain individual and even making those who judged you be judged. I am not saying to hold onto a revengeful spirit....no.....but love....yes, love what is healthy......continue to love your children and grandchildren....because the day will come when they may want to reach out to you and your heart has got to be open to accept them.
It amazes me how one person can distort or even be comfortable turning the love for their parents into "nothing." The many struggles and heartache suffered by each parent - not just one in raising their children. This is really a sensitive subject for me...as I witness my own parents suffer from such maltreatment.
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