Posts by Jen A Hinkkala Magdalena Silverman and CJG

The three authors met in the Facebook group Estranged: Support for People Who Do Not Talk to Their Parents. They connected because they noticed in each other a compelling need to share with others that estrangement need not be stigmatized but rather considered a healthy option in order to move forward in life. The authors of this piece have backgrounds in education, mental health, psychology, and the arts.

Family Estrangement: 3 Stories and the Advice You Need to Hear

“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” ~Cecilia Ahern

This post is written by three people from different parts of the world who came together to share their story of family estrangement and their choice not to reconcile.

To the outside world, it seemed none of us were neglected. Our parents were well-educated. We grew up in decent homes, were given good educational opportunities, and had financial support. We looked like we came from perfect families, but….

Jen’s Story

On March 24, 2019, I received a chilling text from my sister that Grandma was found unconscious in her …