Estrangement is a separation that takes place when a family member severs all communication with another family (or entire family) for an extended period of time. The alienation is usually carried out with anger and hostility and is difficult to overcome. The estranged families experience a unique emotional chaos. Estranged families often feel shame, guilt and feel they have nowhere to turn to help. They suffer in silence, but their pain in isolation and loneliness only results in compound pain and suffering. If you are committed to healing the relationship, you have to have the courage to open the channel of communication, have understanding, compassion, flexibility and patience. Considering the great challenge, a family therapist can guide you through the reconciliation process and bring back the peace you so much desire.