Hi, I just read your post and posted a response to Madmacca. I too am suffering from this awful long alienation with my son. It's so painful and I'm trying to remail optimistic but I feel the longer it goes on, the worse it will be for him to ever reach out to me. His father , who I'm divorced, is not a kind, good person who would facilitate any reconciliation and my son is 18 so there is nothing that can be done in the courts. Do you have any helpful and hopeful thoughts?
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Hi I am going through a similar thing. My two sons and I were always very close. I was a dotting mother who got divorced after 26 years of marriage. I was always so involved in both their lives, they youngest being very anxious and overweight. My ex and I have since moved on and are both remarried. My sons always had a great relationship with my new partner. My oldest went to college and launched (I am experiencing empty nester syndrome) and my youngest was was 17 always lived with me. During his 17th year, he lost weight and started making friends, but became very nasty to me. He totally changed from a boy who told me he loved me 10 times a day to someone who viewed me as the enemy or punching bag. He then threatened me and my husband told him to live with his father until he can get his act together because he cannot treat me that way. He has been living with his father, blocked me from all contact, doesn't answer texts and calls and I have not spoken to him in 9 months. He is going into his senior year, and has no interest in reconciling with me. I am extremely depressed over this and have been working with a therapist to deal with it. Everyone says I have to let him go and that eventually he may mature and reach out. I can't imagine that happening and cannot stop trying to think of ways to get back together. Anyone have any thoughts on the situation.
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