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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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Are Your Blood, Half and Step Siblings in an Endless War ?

If you are Generation X and your parents were divorced- you might point your finger at your baby boomer parents – how they approached marriage and family relationships. Continue reading

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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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Step Siblings on Thanksgiving-aging remarried parents

Late-life remarriage can bring challenges to your existing stepbrother or sister relationship through these almost menopausal stepparents and stepsiblings. You and your on hand siblings may be feel like punching each other, like the midlife Super Mario Brothers Continue reading

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Steps To Suture Old Sibling/Step Sibling Injuries

With some other brothers and sisters, especially step siblings – old emotional injury turns into a lesion that festers into midlife. Continue reading

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Siblings at the Summer Family Reunion – Yikes

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

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Sisters- The Most Golden Siblings

My daughter Jill just spent her third weekend down here in LA, where I have moved to help Jill’s sister Kali with her new twin boys, Dylan and Liam. This trip Jill stayed up all night (along with granddad Pete) so the parents could sleep the night. She helped them conceive a Google calendar for twin care for July, when we will move back to Santa Cruz. Continue reading

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