As many as 1 in 12 people are estranged from a family member. The choice is a challenging one and typically follows an emotional cycle that eventually lessens the grief and leads them to discover a new sense of self. Daughters who have experienced repeated discomfort, hurt, trauma, or risks to safety from their mothers, will often grapple with the decision to estrange. Their choice is neither impulsive nor rash. When exploring their current relationship, their growing awareness of alienation, lack of affection, abuse, or neglect can push them to consider cutting ties. Khara Croswaite Brindle examines the challenges and needs of adult daughters navigating the immensely difficult and defining event of estranging from their mother. She is a licensed mental health therapist in private practice in Denver, Colorado and holds various other roles, including financial therapist,TEDx Speaker, burnout consultant, author and professor.
Khara Croswaite Brindle LMHT has also been featured in:
Understanding Ruptured Mother-Daughter Relationships: Guiding the Adult Daughter’s Healing Journey through the Estrangement Energy CycleBuy
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