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Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:50:10 PM
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The daughters do not take care of their parents except their only son who does not know the whereabouts of his sisters, as their relationship is estranged.

Is there any word or phrase to describe the situation of the parents?

Thanks.
Marek Guman
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:58:02 PM

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I'm sure they would be lucky to have a son.
Eoin Riedy
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:44:50 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
The daughters do not take care of their parents except their only son who does not know the whereabouts of his sisters, as their relationship is estranged.

Is there any word or phrase to describe the situation of the parents?

Thanks.


Strictly speaking, it is the sisters who are estranged, because their relationship to their parents and brother is distant.
palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:09:19 AM

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Eoin Riedy wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
The daughters do not take care of their parents except their only son who does not know the whereabouts of his sisters, as their relationship is estranged.

Is there any word or phrase to describe the situation of the parents?

Thanks.


Strictly speaking, it is the sisters who are estranged, because their relationship to their parents and brother is distant.


Abandoned?
scribbleyard
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:58:18 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
The daughters do not take care of their parents except their only son who does not know the whereabouts of his sisters, as their relationship is estranged.

Is there any word or phrase to describe the situation of the parents?

Thanks.


Neglected or Forsaken may be. There are other synonyms for the same.
Are you looking for a phrase?

non refert quam multos sed quam bonos habeas ~ Seneca
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