Make yourself and your adult children happier by redefining your relationship

When parents and children live through tough times together, a bond forms that can make it difficult for either the parent or the adult child to deal with the idea of living apart from one another. This phenomenon is called “enmeshment.”

But in the end, adult children must eventually strike out on their own and build independent lives.

U.K. newspaper columnist Dr. Cecilia d’Felice gives some advice to families in this challenging situation in her column this week.