Separation Anxiety

By Carl Pickhardt Ph.D. Because parents and only children are so tightly bonded and mean so much to each other, separation can cause fears on both sides of the relationship. Typically, when parents think about separation, the anxiety that comes to mind has to do with learning to tolerate distance and absence from each other,(…)

Departure Anxiety

By Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. How does one deal with the decline and death of parents? Frequently only children don’t feel lonely until they have to deal with their parents’ declining health, disabling disease, and death. As this earthly separation approaches or occurs, the only child can fear the experience of being left alone without the(…)