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Mom Always Liked You Best: A Guide for Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles & Eldercare Crises Paperback – May 9, 2011

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"This exceptionally wise and immensely practical book provides step-by-step advice that every family needs, as we navigate the challenging transitions of parents' later years....The authors have given us a brilliant Getting to YES guide for managing family issues."
-David A. Hoffman, Esq., Former chair - ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

"With many stories and examples from their years of experience as mediators, [the authors] offer step-by-step instructions for how you and your family can manage conflict, communicate effectively, handle tough situations - and become stronger in the process."
- Susan Hackley, Managing Director, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

"An excellent guide for families who are struggling with eldercare decisions....Whether a family is already embroiled in a difficult dispute..., or just beginning an eldercare journey, it will find words of wisdom in this guide."
- Emily B. Saltz, LICSW, CMC, Board Member, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

"Elder care challenges can be the petri dishes of family conflict. Fortunately, this new book by the leading elder mediators at Elder Decisions® provides the antidote. I hope that families all over will use the methods it prescribes to resolve their differences."
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Arline Kardasis, Rikk Larsen, Crystal Thorpe, and Blair Trippe are mediators and co-founders of Elder Decisions, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC, a nationally recognized mediation, training, and consulting firm specializing in helping families resolve disputes around eldercare, property sharing, inheritance matters, and other adult family conflicts.

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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Agreement Resources, LLC (May 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615480888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615480886
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By saras on October 28, 2011
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This is not a glib self-help book dispensing superficial advice. It has the virtue of being highly readable, but it is full of substance. It distills conflict theory into steps that can be understood and followed by family members experiencing conflict. Examples reflecting different types of situations and dynamics show how to translate the principles into practice. Read and reflect; if you are in a family experiencing inter-generational conflict, you will gain valuable insight. After I read the book, I bought copies for my sisters as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Hutton on January 6, 2012
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I was dissapointed in this book - there was only about two or three helpful hints. With lots of repetition - rephrasing of the same point (the need for communication) over and over. Its pretty basic and common sense. I expected to see more dialog between sibblings. I would not recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kathyw on October 6, 2011
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Mom always liked you best is a provocative and practical guide on how to avoid family conflict. As soon as i picked it up to begin reading---it truly was hard to put down. (Probably because I was in the middle of a family feud) I loved all the examples I found the book helpful I like step by step examples, suggestions, and guidlines there were plenty. I think its a must read especially for all of us who are trying to survive in blended families!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maureen simonian on May 4, 2015
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Very well done on target and insightful about how to handle groups of siblings trying to sort through end-of-life and estate issues for elderly parents.
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