When parents and their adult children drift apart, or have a falling out, the results can be far-reaching. For example, it can mean that parents don’t see their grandchildren, and the grandchildren don’t have access to that part of their extended family, and all the support that might bring. But adults often retreat in times of pain and conflict – and this can become very heated when you bring family relationships into the mix.
What kinds of relationships tend to be the most testing? And what can be done to help heal the rifts that do occur so that they don’t become ever-lasting?
Here’s a link to me discussing these parenting and other related issues with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon on Radio NZ on 3 December 2015