Children of divorce: forgive your parents! « The Rumi Secret.
How parents can cope with adult children who keep their distance:
Pray, forgive, and do the following spiritual practice every time you think of them:
Hold them in your heart with love whenever they come to mind. Don’t judge yourself when your ego strays off into condemnation, (”How could s/he do this?” How could she not call when her grandmother was dying? How could he not call when his sister’s baby was born?”) Gently bring yourself back to love and forgiveness: “Whatever he’s choosing is the best he’s capable of right now.”
Wendell Berry said:
To My Mother
I was your rebellious son,
do you remember? Sometimes
I wonder if you do remember,
so complete has your forgiveness been.
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