Cain's Legacy

Cain's Legacy

Liberating Siblings From A Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret

Book - 2012
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Psychotherapist Jeanne Safer, a recognized authority on sibling psychology (and an estranged sister herself) illuminates this pervasive but hidden phenomenon. She explores the roots of inter-sibling woes, from siblicide in the book of Genesis to tensions in Freud?s family history. Drawing on sixty in-depth interviews with adult siblings struggling with conflicts over money, family businesses, aging parents, contentious wills, unhealed childhood wounds, and blocked communication, Safer provides compassionate guidance to brothers and sisters whose relationship is broken. She helps siblings overcome their paralysis and pain, revealing how they can come to terms with the one peer relationship they can never sever?even if they never see each other again.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780465019403
Branch Call Number: 306.875 SAF NVD
Characteristics: xii, 275 p. ; 22 cm


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4book1 Sep 02, 2013

Reporting personal histories, "Cain's Legacy" explores the frequently hostile relationships between siblings which continue into adulthood. Anyone who has a contentious relationship with a brother or sister ought to read this book

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