ESTRANGEMENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. State of increased distance from oneself of others. 2. Decrease in contact where close contact once occured. ESTRANGEMENT: "Joe and Lyn were suffering an estrangement from each other duye to Joe's antagonism toward Lyn." Related Psychology Terms TRANSPARENCY INTIMATE ZONE THANATOPHOBIA SECLUSIVENESS BEHAVIORAL DIARY ARMORING SELF-ABASEMENT CASE-FINDING PATRILOCAL INTIMACY PROBLEM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ESTRANGEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/estrangement/ (accessed September 21, 2020).