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10 Common Mistakes That Therapists Make When Counseling Estranged Parents

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Do you know that just like therapists can help solve parental issues, there are a few mistakes that therapists do make with estranged parents?While it’s potentially forgivable that the general populace doesn’t yet know that a decent and dedicated parent can become estranged, there’s no excuse for a therapist failing to know that.Many therapists, without evidence, assume that the parent is the primary cause of estrangement and as a result, perpetuate feelings of shame and guilt.On the other hand, some therapists believe that it’s their job to support the parent no matter how problematic their behavior.

In doing so, they fail to challenge the parent’s behavior that either led to the estrangement or continues to perpetuate it.It’s not uncommon.

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