For author Nancy Lee Klune, the nightmare began with a phone call from a stranger. The man, who identified himself as a family therapist, informed her that her son and daughter-in-law had decided that she was to have no further contact with them or their four children. This call set in motion a 10-year journey of deep pain, emotional turmoil, and personal growth as she found ways to cope with this indescribable loss.
Each inspirational chapter in Banished explores the dilemmas and challenges facing alienated parents and grandparents. Woven throughout are intensely personal accounts of the author’s own healing, along with practical advice for those who suffer from family estrangement. She shares her process of healing, discussing everything from acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, self-love, and the importance of letting go and honoring your own life. She reveals how she found joy and happiness again, despite the vacuum created by the absence of her adult child and grandchildren.
Providing both straightforward assistance and much-needed empathy for those facing family alienation and estrangement, this book helps you move forward, while offering tools for healing and creating more love and peace in your life.
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Best book on the subject!
This book is a lifesaver for me. You knew Nancy Klune understood the heartbreak from her own experience when you read this book. I read or listen to her book every day to get me through. I can’t tell you the comfort this brings me. Best book on the subject. Nancy includes personal experiences, good ideas how to cope and inspirational quotes. This book is the best book on estrangement on the subject. Can’t imagine a better one. I carry this everywhere. Like having a friend that understands right with me!
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- Eileen Kelly
Love this book!
This book helped me more than any other book on the subject of estrangement and alienation. I also liked the music which was a nice touch. The author has a soothing, compassionate voice and the writing is very nice and refreshing in its honesty and brevity, which packed a punch. I keep it on hand for those weak moments when I need a helping hand.