TROUBLE WITH THE KIDS? EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE ALL GROWN UP AND YOU THOUGHT YOU’D BE EMPTY NESTING NOW?
Are you the parents of what is called an “emerging adult” (18-29 year olds who are having trouble launching) who is still living at home and with whom you are having differences of opinion about what comes next? Maybe your adult offspring has moved back home and all of you are having difficulty with the shift from parent/child to adult/adult. Maybe you and your adult offspring are living apart but having difficulty having a loving relationship–old resentments, disapproval, judgment. Maybe your adult offspring is completing substance abuse and/or mental health inpatient treatment and is coming home to stabilize and launch again.
MAYBE YOU’RE THE ADULT KID AND JUST WANT A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PARENTS, ONE WHERE YOU’RE TREATED LIKE THE ADULT YOU NOW ARE OR MAYBE YOUR PARENTS HAVE MOVED IN WITH YOU!
MAYBE YOU AND YOUR SIBLING HAVEN’T HAD A DECENT CONVERSATION IN YEARS AND YOU WANT TO RECONNECT
Is it time to get together for family therapy and work these things out? Family is the foundation for social interaction and most of us feel the need to have positive relationships with family members, although this is where most strife appears. I would like to help you speak to each other in a way that all can feel heard so that you can be the loving people you would like to be.
This is not couple work, although hopefully the parental relationship can improve as well. This is for all adults in the family who would be interested in changing the dynamics of the parent/child or sibling relationship.
I will respectfully honor all input from family members and help to mediate those volatile places that are cause anger and resentment to surface. You CAN talk to each other in ways that are respectful and accepting. Let me help you figure out how.