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Length: 47 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 986 KB
  • Print Length: 47 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HDWAZ5I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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Estrangement is a difficult and lonely decision to make. For those of us who choose to cut ties with toxic, abusive parents, it is the least-worst choice available. Nobody wants to live without parents but, for some of us, it is the only way to survive.

Reading Estranged made me feel less alone, less guilty, less insane. For the first time, I properly understood the idea that it wasn't my fault, that it can never be a child's fault. I was in a huge amount of emotional pain when I bought this book and it has helped.

Estranged is beautifully written. It is sad and yet full of hope. I am so grateful that this story has been told because in so many ways it is my story too. I read it in one sitting and cannot recommend it enough.
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It is such a pity this book is so short! So much of it reflects my story and I was so glad that there were other's who felt the way I do. It can be very difficult to understand why someone would choose this way of life but obviously there are people who do and who need others to respect that choice! This book articulates how I feel! I read it in one sitting!
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'Estranged' is one of the most beautiful books I read, and one which brought me to tears over author's broken childhood, over all abused kids' childhood, over my own. To all the people here calling Jessica's selfish and ungrateful- you should thank whatever God you believe that you did not have to go through that torture, and don't you dare pass your judgements on others. I am so happy that Jessica was able to build healthy, loving family after all that she went through, and I wish her all the best.
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I found it interesting to read from her why she Estranged her parents i think the story was to short her father was sorry and i dont think she should have cut her mother off as a mother i know that pain
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HASH(0x97fd3060) out of 5 stars Honest and Powerful 19 Dec. 2013
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In this Kindle Single, Jessica Berger Gross shares an incredibly personal and difficult decision to cut off ties with her parents. She writes, as she does in all of her work, in a style that is honest and relatable. While Estranged is primarily a memoir as it traces the author's journey, it also tells a broader story (or several) -- about relationships, love, forgiveness, and hope. It's incredibly well-written and, as the first Kindle Single I've read, gave me just enough of her story to leave me wanting more...I look forward to reading more from this brave and talented author.
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HASH(0x97fd348c) out of 5 stars Sincere and brave 30 Dec. 2013
By N. Sherman - Published on Amazon.com
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The impact parents have on their children's lives last forever... To share this personal story of pain was very brave. Gross clearly went through a journey of emotions and tells her story showing the honest and conflicting feelings she had toward not just her father, but her mother as well. Guilt is a powerful emotion and you could sense the inner struggle Gross felt in not just separating from her parents, but in coming forward to tell her story. Through her beautifully written words, Gross opens up and shares her world of pain and struggle in the hopes that others going through similar abusive situations can know they are not alone. Estranged gives others the strength to do what they never dream possible in order to move forward in becoming healthy parents themselves.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97fd36b4) out of 5 stars a gift for every estranged adult child & to memoir 19 Dec. 2013
By AML - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is the single most helpful resource I have found, outside therapy, to help me process my own family history and estrangement from my father. It's also well-written, populated by people whose voices and accents seem real, and whose stories obviously run off the pages of this memoir, into lives of their own.
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HASH(0x97fd35ac) out of 5 stars Complicated, moving and thoughtful 27 Dec. 2013
By K. Levin - Published on Amazon.com
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It is difficult to convey one's own experience with family, with adolescence, with abuse, with 'recovery'. Jessica Berger Gross does an admirable job telling her story, and the story of her families - both old and new. Her recounting is detailed but moves quickly for the reader, balancing the depths of emotion she has experienced with attempts to fairly understand and even feel compassion for those who have caused her harm. Recounting all of this from her perspective now, as a partner in a healthy marriage and loving parent to her own child, gives the reader hope for those who have experienced similar childhoods. Understanding the legacy of abusive family relationships and the ability of an individual to create the life she always wanted for herself and for those she loves - truly a redemptive outcome!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97fd37a4) out of 5 stars Very personal and honest memoir 20 Dec. 2013
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Jessica's brave retelling of her childhood ups and downs touches so many emotions. The cycle of love and pain, leaving only to return again...then making a final break which seems almost impossible and selfish. It's not. She saves herself, and in turn her new family and eventually healing begins. I read this in one sitting, turning each page with concern, hopeful that all will turn out okay...I think it will.
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