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Family Secrets : The Path to Self-Acceptance and Reunion (Reprint) (Paperback) (John Bradshaw)
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What you don't know can hurt you—but it can also lead to self-acceptance and healing.Family Secrets gives you the tools you need to understand your family—and yourself—in an entirely new way.In his bestselling books and compelling PBS specials, John Bradshaw has transformed our understanding of how we are shaped by our families. Now join him on this fascinating journey of discovery, which starts with your life today and takes you back through the conflicts, the strengths, and the weaknesses of your parents’ generation—and even your grandparents’. Using a powerful technique for exploring your “family tree,” you’ll trace the visibleand invisible patterns that have influenced you. You’ll learn about family secrets that are healthy and necessary, and also about the secrets that can limit your wholeness and freedom—even if you don’t know they exist.This work is sometimes painful, but it is always enlightening—filled with the kind of “aha” moments and realizations that make everything fall into place. With John Bradshaw’s guidance, you will come to a new appreciation and acceptance of yourself. You will also be able to build more open, honest, and loving relationships with the people who matter most.
Identifying the differences between healthy family secrets and dangerous ones, a step-by-step guide to uncovering dark family secrets from the past and present explains how to use the genogram to chart key relationships. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 297
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: General, Family Relationships
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: John Bradshaw
Street Date: May 1, 1996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-7187