The 'You're not alone' support group info card.

Support Groups & Blogs

Listed on the linked page are online and offline support groups for people dealing with family estrangement and a list of blogs written on the subject by writers and representatives of organizations.

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Mental Health Issues

Disorders that can be catalysts for estrangement

Note: My listing of a link does NOT mean that I agree with the information and opinions found at each site or that any of these sites will be helpful to anyone. I am not a mental health professional nor an expert on any of the conditions or situations mentioned on the linked page.

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The Estranged

Estrangers & Estrangees
Famous, Infamous and Ordinary People who have experienced Estrangement.

Names are arranged alphabetically by last name. This collection of names of people who have experienced family estrangement include both famous people and some who have had just a brush with fame or infamy due to something that they did or something that someone in their family did.

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Journal 2001-2005

One of the most insidious things about being estranged is the inclination to define ourselves in terms of being estranged: "I am an estranged mom or an estranged daughter or an estranged father or ..." As though we have failed at something. But there is so much more to life than whether we are estranged from someone. Often there is nothing that we can do to end the estrangement if we weren't the one who made the decision.

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Books on estrangement and related family issues

Books and Movies

The books and movies listed with links to Amazon may be helpful in dealing with loss, understanding the underpinnings of some estrangements, researching the subject of estrangement and with resolving estrangements. They may or may not relate to your personal situation. I have read only a few of these books. When I have read a book, I mention some of my thoughts about the book.

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These poems are on the subject of estrangement and are written by parents, adult children and famous poets.

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