We Don't Talk Anymore: Healing after Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged

Category: Book
By (author): McCoy, Kathy
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Conflict Resolution
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
  SELF-HELP / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

Understand the painful silence of estrangement and finally heal the rift

Estrangement from an adult son or daughter is one of a parent's worst nightmares. Becoming estranged from a parent can be equally painful for an adult child, who may miss the relationship they once shared. For both it can mean angry silences and anguished days and nights wondering what went wrong.

Written by Kathy McCoy, one of the nation's more revered experts on family relationships, We Don't Talk Anymore is a insightful and relevant new exploration of estrangement for both parents and adult children. Each chapter also provides compassionate, practical tips focused on what both parents and adult children can do, including:

  • Finding courage to reach out to your loved one
  • Understanding the conflict and discovering a new and fulfilling connection
  • Letting go and rebuilding your life

Families deserve clarity and understanding. We Don't Talk Anymore will show you those first steps toward dealing with a painful topic and finally healing.

Review Quote*"This well-focused book addresses so well the cataclysmic schism that often fractures the unity of an intact family.  Dr. McCoy gives a glimpse into very real family dynamics of broken relationships with poignant clinical scenarios.  Her expertise as a family counselor and therapist provides the reader with soothing treatment and practical  approaches to understand and move forward to heal and mend these now fragile relationships. The author provides up to-date-research to document current counseling techniques, including research on epigenetics.  This book is a must for any parent or adult child who have lost their relationship with each other." - Charles J. Wibbelsman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Review Quote*"We Don't Talk Anymore is a wise, clearly written, and helpful book for parents and adult children who are going through the trauma of estrangement. It is a great contribution to the important, but still relatively new, field of advice for families trying to reckon with this painful topic. I highly recommend it." - Joshua Coleman, PhD, author of When Parents Hurt
Review Quote*"This practical guidebook goes through the most common conflicts between older parents and their adult children and offers the perspective of each side...a great starting place for readers hoping to let go of long-term resentments and improve communication with estranged family members. " - Publishers Weekly-STARRED
Review Quote*"A tender and practical exploration of estrangement for both parents and adult children." - The Midwest Book Review
Biographical NoteDR. KATHY MCCOY is the author of the ALA-award-winning The Teenage Body Book. As a journalist, she has also written extensively for most of the major women's magazines as well as Reader's Digest. McCoy is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master's degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in human behavior.