HEALING FROM FAMILY RIFTS was published to critical acclaim by Mc-Graw Hill in 2004. It has been positively reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, the Library Journal, the New Jersey Star Ledger, American Family TV, Globe and Mail in Canada among others.
A family rift is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can face. It can have a profound effect on virtually every aspect of life, causing depression, relationship problems, and even physical illness. Healing From Family Rifts offers hope to those coping with a split in their families. I write about the pain and shame connected with family rifts and offer a way through the crisis and on toward healing and fulfillment. Uniquely, I do not assume that every rift will or even should be mended. Instead, I offer ways to recover from any outcome, including:
- A 10-step process to come to terms with the family dynamics that led to the split
- Methods to find peace and personal reconciliation
- Skills that help to build a second family of people whose values are in line with one's own
- Techniques to fight feelings of guilt when faced with a family rift