Monthly Archives: December 2010

Are Your Bloods, Half’s and Steps in an Endless War ?

Did your blended family mix like oil and water over Christmas or Hanukah? Continue reading

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Mad Men in Your Family After Christmas ?

Did you just spend the holidays with your dysfunctional family and wonder- how did we get this way? Want to make a New Year’s resolution to change the rules? Family rules and how siblings behave are passed down from generation … Continue reading

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Sibling Roles & Parental Neglect in the King’s Speech

In Oscar contender, The King’s Speech http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King%27s sibling torment, the role of the oldest and icy parental neglect, all line up in a brilliant film. Vulnerable Prince Albert ( Bertie) is the second-born “spare” son of the gruff ruling monarch … Continue reading

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PTSD Post Holiday Therapy Needed?Take This Test.

Did your brother or sister do something long ago that’s still a weeping wound in your mind? Continue reading

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Step Grandparenting on the Holidays

gathering with blended parents and two sets of grandparents on Christmas is a challenge. The complications are myriad . The shores treacherous.

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Time Running Out for Midlife Siblings -Balancing The Family Ledger

  Will you be spending the almost here holiday with midlife siblings you don’t like?  Do you deliberately not see them or their family during the holidays because of an old grudge?   Midlife siblings are growing old with you. … Continue reading

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Forming a Sibling Team After Holiday Visit to Aging Parents

If you have older parents, what you may unearth when you and your siblings show up this cheerful occasion – are deteriorating aging kin Continue reading

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Who Will Be The Favorite Child This Chistmas?

Cleopatra was her father’s favorite child.  As the royal pet , she killed at least two of her siblings and her father murdered another- to  triply insure her  destined  role as the beloved child and  Egypt’s most  storied ruler. In … Continue reading

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Take This Test to Find Out if You Have a Sibling I Hate You Story

  Take this test to find out if have a sibling “ I Hate You Story”.Why? Did your siblings do something to you long ago that is now a weeping  wound in your mind? Does it keep you apart- especially … Continue reading

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Judy Garland & Edward Scissorhands face the holidays

  I was born when my World War II father was in Stalag 17 . My mother’s favorite holiday song was “ I’ll Be Home for Christmas “ .When I hear Judy Garland sing this, I still cry. Well “Meet … Continue reading

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