Somebody gave me this book. It's REALLY good. I am over most of the horror of estrangement after ten plus years, but I think t his book could help anyone who feels used/abused/basically tossed to the side of the road unless needed for monetary uses...for anyone without a real meaningful relationship with an adult child.It talks a lot about how society blames us for our estranement and how to move on with those loved ones who want us in their lives in meaningful ways. Good investment in my opinion. She started out with a blog which is: www.RejectedParents.net She also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/rejected.parents "As a caring mother to whom the unthinkable happened, Sheri McGregor, M.A. has become a powerful voice for the parents of estranged adult children." One of her five kids sat her down one day, with his wife (this is so often the scenario...the husband the wife....and told her she no longer would be babysitting their children...they had hired somebody else. So the estrangement began rather slowly and like many adult kids, after a marriage. Seriously, if your kid hooks up with a partner who decides she wants your child to herself/himself or just doesn't like you, many adult children tend to side with the spouse or partner. But our adult children are equally culpable because they allowed it to happen. I wish I had had this book ten years ago, when the estrangement shocked me. This would have made it easier with Goneboy. And I think it could help anyone struggling with an adult child relationship, even if t he child isn't really completely gone, but is still gone...and if it affects your relationship with your grandchildren because struggling relationships a nd restricted access to grands go hand in hand. It is a hopeful book. Again, I wish I had read it way before now, when I'd figured most of this out for myself and have moved on. But it was validating anyway.