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The TRAUMA Of
Family Estrangement


Being estranged from your children and grandchildren is harder than surviving suicide.  It's like experiencing a funeral, but they are not dead.
If you do a search on the web, you can find comments as the one above from many people who have been estranged from close family members: parents cut off from their children, children cut off from one or both of their parents, grandparents cut off from their grandchildren, and brothers and sisters who have been estranged from their sibling. This also occurs with other relatives and longtime friends. All in all, this kind of dramatic disconnect is a traumatic experience for untold numbers of people.
"I have been quite depressed lately over my estrangement with my son. I stopped sleeping well. I cry. I feel that huge hole within myself. I've been getting sick. I have reached out to my son via email saying I love him; that my husband and I want our son back. But no matter what I do and how hard I try, nothing has worked."
This tragic loss is compounded when an isolated person sees their friends happily interacting with their own immediate and extended family members, something they used to take for granted.
Many of my friends are excitedly anticipating visits from their relatives. They are shopping for them, planning meals and activities. I am truly happy for them. I want the same for myself, but I can't have it....

An Alternative


Have you tried to reconcile with your loved one by utilizing the services of a third party peacemaker?  Given the tremendous need in this area, Dr. Ken Newberger, who holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, has expanded his local practice to work with those, anywhere in the country, who want to reunite with their son, daughter, mother, father, or other important relation or friend.


The Process is Sraightforward.  

1. Call Dr. Newberger free of charge to briefly discuss your situation: 239-689-4266.

2. If you decide to move forward, he will set up a phone call, Skype appointment, or conference call with you and any others who join you to learn about your situation in detail.

3.  He will then contact your loved one.  If they take the call, Dr. Newberger will delve into this person's perspective for the purpose of finding a way out of the quagmire.

4.  With both sides engaged, Dr. Newberger will guide a mediatorial process that prepares both sides to meaningfully communicate again for the purpose of reconciliation and emotional healing.

Payment Process
A refundable deposit of $250 is required and needs to be maintained.  Charges for services will be subtracted from it.

The rate is $120 per hour. This includes any related work such as review of documents or email correspondence.