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Gateway and anyone else living it: family estrangement


“Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them."

Cornell University sociologist Karl Pillemer found that more than one-quarter of Americans reported living with active estrangement from a relative. “Extrapolated to the U.S. adult population, that’s around 67 million people,” he wrote. And his research was done before the coronavirus pandemic and 2020 election likely created even more division between families — and friends.

That’s a lot of people experiencing a version of loss that doesn’t get much airtime in the larger discussion of grief.

“You feel like you lost the person, but they’re still sitting there,” said licensed psychologist Lindsay Gibson.

“The grief over an estranged or toxic familial relationship may be one of the most unique and painful forms of grief,” said Ramani Durvasula, clinical psychologist.

Posted: 11/24/2021 at 3:05PM



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