This is so refreshing to read. You absolutely hit on the factors that come in play, and present them in such a poignant and diplomatic way. I am an estranged daughter and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cringed seeing articles and YouTube videos from estranged mothers condemning all estranged children and encouraging others to follow suit. it’s heartbreaking to watch because you know they’re hurting inviting others into that pain with them.
Estrangement is a bizarre thing in that the enticement of connection with someone also going through it it’s like dangling a steak in front of a tiger. It’s important to remember as you mentioned that it’s not a one size fits all condition, and it’s extremely important to be mindful of our words when sharing our story or listening to others.