Family estrangement: adult children asked for their experiences (University of Newcastle)

A University of Newcastle academic is taking her research into family estrangement to the next level, examining the experiences of adult children who are not in contact with their parents. Dr Kylie Agllias is beginning part two of a research project investigating the impacts on individuals and families of rifts and estrangement.

Dr Agllias will work with people aged over 30 who are estranged from at least one parent, to try to find why their relationships are broken and how the adult children are affected.
“The first phase of this project focused on people aged 60 and over who were estranged from an adult child,” Dr Agllias said. “The second phase is seeking the perspective of adult children, to develop a more holistic understanding of family conflict.”

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