The Resource Adult sibling relationships, Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley

Adult sibling relationships, Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley

Label
Adult sibling relationships
Title
Adult sibling relationships
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The bond siblings develop in childhood may be vastly different from the relationship that evolves in adulthood. Driven by affection but also characterized by ambivalence and ambiguity, adult sibling relationships can become hurtful, uncertain, competitive, or exhausting though the undercurrents of love and loyalty remain. An approach that recognizes the positive aspects of the changing sibling relationship, as well as those that need improvement, can restore healthy ties and rebuild family closeness. With in-depth case studies of more than 260 siblings over the age of forty and interviews with experts on mental health and family interaction, this book offers vital direction for traversing the emotional terrain of adult sibling relations. It pursues a richer understanding of ambivalence, a normal though little explored feeling among siblings, and how ambiguity about the past or present can lead to miscommunication and estrangement. For both professionals and general readers, this book clarifies the most confounding elements of sibling relationships and provides specific suggestions for realizing new, productive avenues of friendship in middle and later life - skills that are particularly important for siblings who must cooperate to care for aging parents or give immediate emotional or financial support to other siblings or family members -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
155.6/46
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.S43
LC item number
G74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 E-354
  • WS 105.5.F2
Label
Adult sibling relationships, Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley
Link
http://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7312/grei16516
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index
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  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of adult siblings -- Sibling relationships: studies from biology, history, culture, and research -- Sibling relationships in middle to late adulthood: what's age got to do with it? -- The perceived impact of parents on sibling relationships across the lifespan -- When sibling relationships are in serious trouble -- Adult sibling relationships with step- and half-siblings -- When siblings cut off contact -- Coping with the death of a sister (a twin) and other losses -- Three brothers who get it right -- Working with siblings when aging parents need care / Barbara Kane and Linda Hill -- Dealing with adult siblings in an emergency health crisis / Anne Hahn -- Therapy with sibling issues -- Looking forward to fostering better sibling relationships
Control code
ocn905089362
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780231165167
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015009584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025521431
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u372117
System control number
(OCoLC)905089362

Library Locations

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