Hi all! Sorry for this negative post just after Christmass! I started reading up about detachment parenting....Mostly it seems to be used with children who has addictions? As you know we are going through a rough time with our pre teen at the moment! I feel frightend because in my spirit it feels as if with every argument, verbal abuse, ext, I am detaching emotionally more and more from my son! It's as if the road back to feeling love becomes more and more difficult! Its like numbness..... No trust, no nothing. Has any of you dealt with this before? I know I am suppose to remind myself that he struggles with social judgement and insight, but it doesnt change my reality. I am just trying to gain some control in this situation and maybe trying to protect myself? If I care less, give less...then the absence of resiprocity might hurt less?