Posts by Alex Grace

Alex Grace is a well-being advocate and freelance writer. She is also content creator at livingprettyhappy.com, a well-being lifestyle site encouraging you to live life happier. When she’s not writing, Alex shares feel-good posts and affirmations on Instagram @livingprettyhappy. You can receive your copy of her 5 Reflective Thinking Prompts to Help You Gain Clarity workbook when you join her newsletter.

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If You’re in a Painful Relationship and Considering Estrangement…

“I understand the life around me better, not from love, which everyone acknowledges to be a great teacher, but from estrangement, to which nobody has attributed the power of reinforcing insight.” ~Nirad C. Chaudhuri

I was brought up to understand that family is family.  So I have naturally given great weight to the importance of family bonds. However, what happens when a familial bond breaks? Do you commit yourself to holding on despite the cost, or do you acknowledge the damage and take the necessary steps to sever the tie?

Personally, I sit somewhere in the middle. Any …