Posts Tagged: estrangement

Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me: Jessica Berger Gross


Jessica Berger Gross discusses her new memoir, Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home, walking away from her parents age of twenty-eight, and the importance of boundaries. ...more

An Open Letter to My Brother, A Trump Supporter


Dear John,

I, like so many other Americans, spent the past weeks worrying, crying, and searching for the people around me that I loved so they could be beacons when I felt most battered. I did not seek you out, did not call or text you, did not respond to your victory message because I was hurt, nursing my wounds with those who felt safe to me.


The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Pressing On


The love story of June Carter Cash and her husband Johnny inspired another young family, keeping them close and providing the soundtrack to their lives in dark times. Decades later, Jennifer Nix looks back on the kidney disease and estrangement that wracked her family, wondering how to come back to the music. ...more