When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People
Surviving your Family and Keeping your SanityBook - 2003
The overly critical mother-in-law....the grown daughter who stirs up trouble....the brother who delights in resurrecting childhood rivalries. We all have a relative who manages to push the buttons that threaten to send us over the edge. When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People provides straightforward, easy-to-follow advice on tempering the toxic effects of difficult relatives and transforming tense family occasions into times of celebration and sharing. Writing with humor and understanding, Leonard Felder, Ph.D., explains how to: -Decide which relatives can be reached with aheart-to-heart talk and which ones must be kept at a distance -Clarify and come to terms with money, status, and competition issues that lead to family eruptions -Find creative solutions for the religious disagreements and value clashes that often tear families apart When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People proves that even if you can't change your relatives, you can change how you respond to them.
Publisher: [Emmaus Pa.] : Rodale : Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, c2003
Characteristics: xix, 299 p. ; 24 cm