What we're about
We are a small group of estranged parents, grandparents, and caregivers separated from our children or grandchildren. Some of our members are in the earlier stages of estrangement, often as a result of parental or some other type of alienation. Others have experienced this painful situation for a number of years.
Often times, children have been turned against one parent by another, usually as a result of separation or divorce. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, children are alienated from us by other family members or even non-family members. In other cases there may be no one else you can point to as a cause for the estrangement.
You may be estranged from either young or adult children. Either way it is a hurtful, lonely feeling with many other negative emotions to go along with that. Talking with others who have actually experienced the same thing will provide you with more personal understanding than you are likely to receive elsewhere.
In some long-term estrangement situations, there may be adult children who demand money or other favors in return for their attention. They may also withhold grandchildren, either as punishment or as a tool to gain advantage.
We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to discuss our problems and feelings, share resources, and discuss various possible solutions to each of our unique situations.
We do ask that you attend at least one meeting every six months.