‘Generational Divide’ Can Complicate How We Think About Estrangement, Psychologist Says

How do you handle estrangement around the holidays? Close to Thanksgiving, Here & Now‘s Robin Young interviewed one of the few academics who studies the topic. Dozens of listeners wrote and submitted their own stories.

Young and Joshua Coleman (drjcoleman), a psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, take a deeper look at what happens when someone creates distance between a family member.

While Coleman counsels parents through estrangement, he also recommends that adult children going through estrangement looking for support reach out to the group Stand Alone.

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