They might have lost a job in their late 50s or early 60s and run through their savings. Still, "it's not a decision to make quickly or in crisis," says Gregory French, president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
If you want to reunite, it’s up to you to make amends rather than expecting them to see the error of their ways. By far the people I hear from most about that article are parents of adult children who want nothing more to do with them. In 2008, 4.05 million parents were living with an adult child.