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Review Essay: Out There by Sarah Stark

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

"When a person says to a friend, 'I'll see you later,' or a parent says to a child at bedtime, 'I'll see you in the morning,' these are statements, like delusions, whose validity is not open for discussion.

How Finding My Father's iPhone Helped Me Mourn His Death

Jordan Jayson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Jayson

I realize nothing can replace a face-to-face goodbye. But I believe the digital clues I've been able to piece together give me the memories I need, and I'm grateful that I was able to witness his life -- even in death.

Why Did This Happen? Estranging Myself From My Mother

Katie Naum | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Katie Naum

Why did this happen? There is no answer to that question. There are too many answers to that question.

I'm Motherless By Choice

Katie Naum | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Katie Naum

There is no easy way to say, "I'm estranged from my mother." It's even harder to say, "I've cut my mother out of my life," clarifying that you are the one who has severed the bond.

The Times You Wish You Had A Mother

Jessica Berger Gross | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Jessica Berger Gross

I didn't invite my family to my wedding, or call my mother when my baby was born, much less care for her and my father as they aged. There've been no Thanksgiving dinners, no summer weekends by the beach. No nieces and nephews to invite for sleepovers.

Catherine Pearson

How To Be A Parent ... When You've Stopped Talking To Your Own | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

When she gazes at her 4-month-old daughter, Toni finds it hard to believe that her own father has not reached out to her for months. Growing up, t...

Reach Out To Estranged Children On Mother's Day

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

We all know the commandment, "Honor thy father and mother." We've also been schooled to respect our elders. But we also know reality. Older people may have less energy than the young, but they have more resources, such as life experience.

5 Ways Divorcing Parents Can Help Their Kids This School Year

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

The calendar year starts in September for many families, and along with that comes many adjustments. One of the most serious fall-outs of divorce may be a diminished child-parent relationship.

7 Steps to a Loving Family

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Jinny Ditzler

Nothing's worse than the loss of love and connection with family. The silent heartache that robs us of one of life's joys. We respond with denial, but what we too often don't do is let go, apologize and give up the feeling of being right.

Estranged or Abandoned by a Parent: Are Children Scarred for Life?

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 08.20.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

I have spoken with many adult children who have shared their stories on how this loss has affected their lives.

How To Mend Bridges With Estranged Family Members During The Holidays

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What do you do when the person whose loss you grieve this year is amongst the living?

Health Insurance Industry: How Karl Marx Can Help Us Understand the Health Care Crisis

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The word "industry" itself is apt in describing our current insurance system. Under "industry" we assume that there is a concrete, external object produced through human labor that is insurable.