Be careful when you keep pushing a loved one away – you never know when they might stop caring that you stopped caring!
Anyone who has followed my blog knows of the estrangement between me and my 25-year-old son. It’s a long story that I won’t go into here but it started when he was 19 and under major influence of others, and he pushed me away for no valid reason. There was no abuse, no negligence, nothing like that – just the lies of others who wished to harm me. Those first few years were excruciating, devastating. I kept thinking through everything over and over again trying to figure out what had happened. There was nothing I could come up with, nothing beyond typical parent/teenager issues.
For years, he was silent – complete estrangement – even though I kept trying to reach out to him. And then he started…
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