- Kristina Sakowich
- Nicholasville, KY
- United States
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Parents of Estranged Adult Children and Disillusionment
As a mother of 8 children I poured my heart and soul into my children even homeschooling them, traiining them to be upstanding highly moral and productive members of society. Thinking all the parenting books I read was going to help me produce a 'perfect' adult child, I was completely knocked off my feet when my children went astray. I currently have two estranged adult children and have 6 more to raise and currently feel, what is the use if they are going to do this also. As parents we don't expect our adult chilldren to go so far from what we had expected and hoped as they became adults and I find it very lonely here on this cliff of 'death' of a dream. So many of my friends are friends with their adult child and I find myself alone, bewildered and without any help to deal with this pain. People say, they'll come back when they are 'older' wiser and maybe it may take them becoming parents, but what do I do in the meanwhile.