‘I haven’t seen my Parents for years (I fell out with them) and just recently have had the inkling I need to see them.’
I am feeling….. Cut off / Distant / Isolated
Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Love & Connection / Peace / Reconciled
Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
Am I prepared to make the effort to take the steps needed regarding getting in touch?
How can I make the first move?
Am I committed to putting the past behind me?
Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)
Decide on the best way to make contact; email, phone or letter (Use Shelley’s Script to structure what to say – if you’re stuck).
‘Let go’ of past events and previous judgements, accepting them for who and what they are.
Be prepared for the change in them; you and they are very different people from when you last were in contact.
Whatever their reaction (good or bad), know that making the effort to get in contact is YOU taking responsibility for healing the rift and well worth the effort.