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Family Roles

The Lowland

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

The Lowland begins with a compelling narrative exploring the intricate relationship between brothers Subhash and Udayan. Just 15 months apart, these brothers growing up in Calcutta are exceptionally close but completely different.

How Firstborns and Secondborns Compare

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

People have long been fascinated with birth order and how it shapes our lives; and recent research indicates that first- and secondborns do indeed see the world differently in ways that impact their motivation and likelihood of career and personal success.

5 Keys To Cutting Your Mental And Emotional Umbilical Cord

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It is essential to recognize that these family roles are not "the truth," but simply the roles we assume in our relationship to other family members. Typically, there is a sense of self that doesn't match the role, and the individual struggles to reconcile the two.

When Sibling Rivalry Never Dies

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In some cases, sibling rivalry grows into adult envy. Whether the underlying reason is that Mom loved you more, or it's just a simple matter of old habits dying hard, I find this possibility unsettling.

There's One in Every Family.... Part 2

Jordan M. Atin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jordan M. Atin

Although you think you really know your siblings, you may be wrong.