How to Move On After the Rejection of an Adult Child

January 30, 2017

How does a mother recover from the abandonment of an adult child when a piece of her life is missing? While there is not a single mother-child relationship that is free of conflict, a mother never anticipates her child abandoning her. Aside from the three abuses, sexual, emotional and physical, how can anyone permanently abandon their mother? It appears to be an unthinkable act for the mother who feels as if she has been a positive role model for her child. Among other things, she raises them to be loving, kind, forgiving and respectful. The mother must first experience the mourning stage. She is sad, questions why, feels shame, tells no one and is filled with anger towards her child for leaving her out of family events such as birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. She feels discarded from the family,...

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