When Family Isn’t Enough: The Necessity of Estrangement

Sacha | Thoughts
13 min readMay 6, 2023
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Familial estrangement is a term used to describe the decision to distance oneself from family members. It’s a choice that can arise for many reasons, including abuse, neglect, or differences that simply become irreconcilable.

Despite its prevalence, familial estrangement is a topic that is often shrouded in secrecy and carries a heavy stigma.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change