Monthly Archives: December 2011

PTSD Sibling Post Holiday Therapy Needed?Take This Test.

If the main villain in the family tragedy is a sibling or step sibling – here’s a post holiday quiz to see if you need help. Continue reading

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Have Post Holiday Blues About Fractured Family Rules?

Want to make a New Year’s resolution to change the rules that put you through such annual misery? Continue reading

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The Weather Outside Is Frightful for Dysfunctional Families

If you’re in a dysfunctional family or suspect you might be – cheer yourself up by watching other people’s pain. Go to the movies . Continue reading

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Red Flags for a Sibling “I Hate You” Story Pre- Holiday Daze

Perhaps your brother was pushy or slugged you behind Mom’s back. Maybe you had sisters who got much the new prom dress when you did Goodwill. Divorce may have shattered that family nest like a hurricane leaving you with a dual life of two houses, two beds, two sets of parents, stepsiblings, left you a and a rudderless childhood. Continue reading

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Need Excel Spreadsheet for Step-parenting/grandparenting on the Holiday?

My blood grandson will spend Christmas week with his Dad. My daughter’s new husband ‘s children spend the holiday with their Mom. My blood granddaughter will spend Christmas week with her Mom and grandfather- my ex husband. The festive season takes a genogram to map. Continue reading

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

Do your half siblings hate their whole siblings? Are your bloods and steps in an endless war ?
If yes is the answer to any of these- approach the holidays in a new way.

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TV’s Modern Family Shows Us Sibling Rivalry

“Modern Family” mirrors the real sibling relationship, showing how old childhood baggage get carried forward into adult years. Sibling rivalry can last until midlife and longer. Continue reading

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