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Preparing to Meet an Estranged Family Member

3 Tips for Reconnecting With Estranged Family Members

When you’re preparing to meet an estranged family member, you need a healthy shot of “whatever will be, will be.” Have no expectations, no demands. The lighter and free-er you can keep your meeting, the easier it’ll be to reconnect with an estranged family member. Meeting long-lost relatives is as stressful as you make it — so don’t make it harder than it needs to be!