Every Family Has A Story sees psychotherapist Julia Samuel turn from her work with individuals to her sessions with a wide variety of families, revealing how deeply we are influenced by them. Diving into eight case studies, she analyzes a range of common issues, including separation, step-relationships, leaving home, trauma and loss. These insights inform her 12 touchstones for family wellbeing--from fighting productively, to making time for rituals; from setting boundaries, to allowing difference--equipping us with valuable tools to become better family members. Revealing acts of forgiveness and learning amidst trauma and hardship, Samuel offers universal insights into how families can face challenges together, providing an honest and compassionate meditation on what we inherit, and how we can create the families we wish for.
Physical Description:312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm