Parents Who Walk Away Community Group

A group for parents of estranged adult children who are tired of waiting for them to grow up/get real. Comprised of strong, wise survivors, this group is made up of parent who either have walked away or are considering walking away from the disrespectful actions of their abusive adult children. Straight talk, tough stances and the free exchange of ideas/opinions can be found here. Everyone is Welcome!

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  • This is a new format to this group... parents who walk away. How do we communicate with each other on this site now? I am hurting with news I saw today on the internet. Tell me how do we have the group like before this new format here on DS?
  • ReLynn

    New to the group

    I just wanted to say hello and I'm really glad I found this group, especially tonight. I'm a mother of 3, a son 23, 2 daughters 22 and 17. It's been a struggle raising them mostly on my own since my oldest was 10. I'm far from perfect and lived in survival mode for many years just working to pay the bills. About 9 years ago my son went off the rails beginning with marijuana and escalating quickly...
  • ginateresa

    I must say.....

    That I don't like the changes that dailystrength has made.  Is there any way to see if anyone else has responded to a post? I'm not familiar with this new site at seems to be the same format that the other forum uses.Help!
  • I've been gone a long time from the forum, looks like a lot of changes happened. Not sure if I like them as I hate change.Update on me: I have been estranged for 3 years now, I had been keeping in contact with my middle child, a daughter, butit seems she has been won over by the evil other two.To make matters worse, I just found out that my grand daughter is about to be put into a potentially...
  • Group Foundertopiarystepmom

    Love the Quiet

    Hey guys - just checking in - I love the quiet and assume that it's because everyone is BUSY and PRODUCTIVE!Enjoy!!!!T.K.
  • If so on what grounds ?
  • Hi.....I'm reaching out again for support. I think my 16 y/o daughter has NPD. She's been manipulating me for years. I think I'm finally ready to at least admit that she has NPD but I feel guilty that since she left after her last rage (for being caught in yet another lie)....I would rather her not come back. Can anyone relate?? I need some support here....really badly..... I am a single...
  • shelda


    I have been going through the pain of the loss of my children for allmost 5 years now and now that my husband died the pain of loosing my children seems small to me now..and actually i don't care about any of them any more..when i see them i have no motherly feelings as i used to...I dont care if i ever seem any of them again. I am trying to get into me now...i may start going out i never could i...
  • I don't know who is still around on this new site, but here goes:After several years of this estrangement, I finally put an end to it a year and a half ago and told ED no more, enough! (long story, most of it resembles yours ;) )So two days ago DH is watching a Chuck Norris infomercial about the Total Gym and decides he wants a weight bench and free weights. I ask, where to put it, and he says we...
  • Sunshinnyday

    What can I say ( Off Topic)

    Good morning, I want to ask all of you, can you help me out with something ? I need to be approved for having my 2 little dogs live with me, as I am moving soon. I was told that I need to mention that they provide me with more than emotional support. That I depend on them for other reasons also. I stated psychological benefits, such as feeling calmer and more peaceful... just the word PSYCHO...
  • ldgrimes

    Sandwich Meat

    I am the Daughter/Mother in a Mother/Daughter sandwich.When I was a young girl I hated my mother. I grew up in a highly dysfunctional household where even a basic simple act of inviting a friend over after school was not something that could be done due to the high level of dysfunction my mother operated under. Many times she created the very situations that in turn worked against us as a...
  • SunnyDayz53

    I just don't care

    Today my dad asked me (yet again) to pray for my brother, who is, for lack of better word(s) one big Bermuda mess. After talking/hearing my mother cry, reassuring her that my sibling will be ok and comfort her, she apologizes for crying, I tell her she is a mom who is worried and cares. It dawns on me that quite frankly I don't care about my own EC. I don't ever want to know about them and if...
  • inaheap

    A Parental Duty ?

    Taken from FlyingMonkey denied.There is absolutely nothing noble or “loving” about allowing a toxic adult child to scapegoat and blame you perpetually for their own socially toxic behavior. Abuse of a loving parent by an adult child treating them like a preferred target or scapegoat is truly one of the worst of all human social crimes.All you can do as a healthy parent is make personal...
  • Group Foundertopiarystepmom

    A Kind Of Closure?

    Okay – This is the absolutely LAST update on those narcissistic friends who pulled the super bowl party caper (among many MANY others) and who have been jerking us around since who knows how long.For those of you who have recently joined us, this story has so many parts, it should have been made into one of those tv series.These “friends” had been hanging around a long time – first as...
  • Darcy

    Moral v. Having my Daughter

    I've posted many times in this community. I guess what I keep coming down to is this: Should I swallow my pride and put my own morals aside in order to resume a relationship with my 21 year old daughter?I did not allow her to come back two years ago due finding out she was smoking pot and acting out as I had two other children in the house (she was home from college for the summer when this...