Parent-Child Estrangement

Parent-child estrangement refers to a situation in which there is a significant and prolonged breakdown or deterioration of the relationship between a parent and their child. It involves a significant reduction or complete absence of contact, communication, or emotional connection between the parent and child, often resulting in a sense of distance, alienation, or disconnection. Parent-child estrangement can occur due to a variety of factors, including unresolved conflicts, differing values or beliefs, emotional abuse, neglect, or other complex family dynamics. It is a multifaceted and deeply emotional experience that can have profound effects on both the parent and child, impacting their sense of identity, well-being, and family dynamics. Resolving parent-child estrangement often requires open communication, empathy, understanding, and potentially seeking professional support to address the underlying issues and work towards reconciliation or finding healthier ways to navigate the relationship.