Category Archives: dysfuntional family

Mom Loves You Best Now Out on Kindle

My book Mom Loves You Best Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships, New Horizon Press is now out on Kindle. Continue reading

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Step Siblings, Blood Siblings- Will it Be a :Summer Family Reuinion or Family Meeting

Did those step siblings who entered your life when Mom divorced Dad and married again, destroy your warm family nest? Continue reading

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Are You and Your Midlife Siblings Going to Spoil The Fourth of July Barbeque?

Celebrations like today’s family Fourth of July barbeque or gathering are not time to discuss family /sibling problems. This is true especially if there is lots of alcohol involved. Continue reading

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Celebrate Father’s Day Without Siblings Drama and Drunks

If you live long distance and come in for father’s day , how to make the trip worth it for you and Dad. Start with- don’t stay with an sibling you don’t like. Try a motel or airbnb- they have places in very town your Dad might live. Continue reading

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Midlife Sibling War on Memorial Day Barbecue? Get a Fire Extinguisher.

  Are you dreading the Memorial Day family barbeque?  .Will your estranged brother be manning the barbeque while you drink too much beer? Are you a midlife sibling at war with sister or brother? Worse than that, do you feel … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 5- Will there be Rebellious 60’s Siblings?

But one great social change in the Madmen plot, that isn’t talked, about much is the change in the lives of siblings. Siblings rules in the 40’s and 50’s included to be seen not heard and never rebel, rules that icy Betsy Draper imposes on Sally and Dick Continue reading

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Is All The Air Sucked Out Of Your Family By Adult Sibling Rivalry?

This giant adult sibling elephant is taking up miles of space in your midlife family room. What ever happened you feel like a victim and your sibling is the villain. Continue reading

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