Princeton University Library Catalog

You can go home again : reconnecting with your family / Monica McGoldrick.

Author:
McGoldrick, Monica [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c1995.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
  • No matter how old we are, or how far from home, our family remains with us - we share their looks and gestures, social values and concept of "home." Yet we often fail to connect with family members, and in remarkable ways our early experiences with family are repeated with marriage partners and children.
  • In this revelatory book, esteemed family therapist Monica McGoldrick explores why families behave as they do, using genograms (family trees) to illustrate family patterns. Mapped out over a three-generation span, repeated estrangements, alliances, even divorces and suicides prove more than coincidental.
  • McGoldrick uses the genograms of famous families - including the Kennedys, Hepburns, Beethovens, Brontes, and the family of the Marx Brothers - to discuss the influence of birth order and sibling rivalry, family myths and secrets, cultural differences, couple relationships, and the pivotal role of loss. Relevant questions we can ask ourselves appear at the end of each chapter, helping the reader to become researcher, uncovering information previously withheld, misunderstood, or overlooked.
  • . There is a saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are recommended to repeat it." The message here is positive: once we reconnect with the past, McGoldrick tells us, we can choose our futures.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Why Go Home Again? -- 2. Your Family Tree: The Past as Prologue -- 3. Family Stories, Myths, and Secrets -- 4. Family Ties and Binds -- 5. Loss: The Pivotal Human Experience -- 6. Where Do We Come From? Parents and Children -- 7. Sisters and Brothers -- 8. Couple Relationships -- 9. Class, Culture, and Family Relationships -- 10. Reconnecting.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0393034941
LCCN:
93048812
OCLC:
29634687
RCP:
C - S