Why Can't We Get Along: Healing Adult Sibling Relationships

Overview

Praise for Peter Goldenthal s previous books:

"[Dr. Goldenthal s] techniques...are presented with insight and clarity. This is a unique and valuable book." —William B. Carey, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Peter Goldenthal gives us new insights.... This is a must-read book." —Myrna Shure, Ph.D., author of Raising a Thinking Child

Hasn t it gone on long enough the rivalry, the jealousy, the pent-up anger, and the grudges ...

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Overview

Praise for Peter Goldenthal s previous books:

"[Dr. Goldenthal s] techniques...are presented with insight and clarity. This is a unique and valuable book." —William B. Carey, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Peter Goldenthal gives us new insights.... This is a must-read book." —Myrna Shure, Ph.D., author of Raising a Thinking Child

Hasn t it gone on long enough the rivalry, the jealousy, the pent-up anger, and the grudges rooted in the past? In this book, renowned author and family psychologist Peter Goldenthal offers proven prescriptions for brothers and sisters who want to break through old, destructive patterns and create a richer, more loving, and more rewarding relationship with their adult siblings.

Using dramatic case histories drawn from his own clinical practice, Dr. Goldenthal helps you understand why adult siblings fight. Warmly and insightfully, he presents practical techniques to:
* Communicate with and listen to your sibling
* Free yourself from past resentments
* Cope with your sibling s selfish or inconsiderate behavior
* Support and comfort a sibling who suffers from mood problems
* Manage a sibling s difficult personality
* Help your children avoid sibling problems
Don t let old hurts and destructive behavior patterns overshadow the love you feel for your sibling. Read Why Can t We Get Along? and find the key to establishing warm and loving sibling relationships that will last a lifetime.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In Beyond Sibling Rivalry, family psychologist Goldenthal showed parents how to deal with feuding children. Here, he directs his well-founded advice at adult siblings, but he lacks focus. While he does address some sibling-specific issues in core chapters (e.g., arguing that one doesn't need to be nice to family members simply because one is "stuck" with them), most of the content is applicable to all relationships. For example, Goldenthal talks about the importance of watching for nonverbal cues and wisely choosing one's battles. The most compelling part of the book is an appendix-like chapter that lists ways for parents to reduce sibling conflict. Overall, most of what Goldenthal covers can be found in other books on relationships. An optional purchase for public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471388425
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 355,543
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER GOLDENTHAL, Ph.D., has spent two decades as a practicing family psychologist. The acclaimed author of Beyond Sibling Rivalry, he has been a featured guest on the Today show and frequently presents workshops on family and relationship issues.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS.

Chapter 1. Five Myths about Sibling Rivalry.

Chapter 2. Acknowledgment Is Powerful.

Chapter 3. Know Yourself: The Value of Self-Awareness.

PART II: STRATEGIES FOR HEALING SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS.

Chapter 4. How to Talk—and Listen to—Your Sibling.

Chapter 5. Freeing Yourself from Resentment.

Chapter 6. How to Break Destructive Patterns.

PART III: HELP WITH HARD-TO-HEAL RELATIONSHIPS.

Chapter 7. "My Sibling Is Just So Selfish!"

Chapter 8. "But I'm Still Angry!"

Chapter 9. Understanding and Helping a Sibling with Mood Problems.

Chapter 10. Understanding and Managing Your Sibling's Difficult Personality.

PART IV: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE.

Chapter 11. Eighteen Ways to Help Your Children Avoid Sibling Struggles.

Chapter 12. Advice for Spouses, Partners, and Other Innocent Bystanders.

Afterword.

Index.

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