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Celebrating Family Paperback – February 1, 1999
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More than any previous generation, baby boomers have questioned the value of the family bond. They've sought psychotherapy, attended 12-step meetings, and analyzed their parents' limitations. In this age of psychological awareness, is family closeness a thing of the past? Writer Lisa Braver Moss found that while closeness means different things to different people, family relationships are very much alive and often profoundly significant in adult children's lives. Celebrating Family examines what makes a "close family." The book explores how acceptance of foibles, awareness of mortality, common projects, traditions, and even dumb jokes can keep us together despite geographical and emotional distance. How do we handle conflict with family in a positive way? How can family role changes make us closer? Why do we often reconnect with parents and siblings when we have children of our own? Celebrating Family looks at all these topics and more.
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- Publisher : Wildcat Canyon Press (February 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1885171307
- ISBN-13 : 978-1885171306
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.75 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,628,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 1999
I liked this book for its quiet yet consistent assertion that "happy" families can be as varied as the individuals who comprise them - that "family" can be a changing dynamic as opposed to set mould into which we must reluctantly "squeeze" ourselves on occasion. I also liked the underlying (i.e., not in-your-face) theme which suggested the many ways in which we are fundamentally alike, despite and/or because of family circumstances. As such, there were certain "characters" I didn't want to let go of; I wanted to know what happened next! Yet it's a satifying read in and unto itself.