by Julia Samuel
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'Essential, clever and kind' Alain de Botton
'I am a huge admirer of Julia's work' Elizabeth Day
In this moving and reassuring book, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel draws on her sessions with a wide variety of families, across multiple generations, to tell unforgettable stories of forgiveness, hope and love. Through eight beautifully told and insightful case studies, she analyses a range of common issues, from loss to leaving home, and from separation to step-relationships, and shows how much is, in fact, inherited -- and how much can be healed when it is faced together.
Exploring the relationships that both touch us most and hurt us most, Julia offers wisdom that is applicable to us all. Her twelve touchstones for family well-being -- from fighting productively to making time for rituals -- provide us with the tools to improve our relationships, and to create the families we wish for.
'Julia Samuel writes with unfailing grace, tenderness and consummate storytelling. Everyone who reads this will learn something profound' Rachel Clarke
'Julia Samuel offers vivid insights in a book for all families... I was utterly drawn in' Kathryn Mannix
'Fascinating... Julia Samuel's compassionate work never fails to inform, comfort and make me think' Pandora Sykes
'A wise and important book, full of insight into the pain and beauty at the heart of family life... I loved it' Clover Stroud
'Julia Samuel is so wise and compassionate. I love every word she writes' Cathy Rentzenbrink
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Date of Publication: 04/05/2023