Families and How to Survive Them

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Families and How to Survive Them

Families and How to Survive Them

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But if you ever wanted to know why some families get along and others don't, in broad terms, I'd recommend this book highly. Even now, as an empty-nester, I can see a lot of value in this for self-help, working out how people tick, and why some are so much easier to get along with than others. I also have the life book to wade through but I think I'll have a break before doing so to give my subconscious the time to chew the fat. The book has a nice title but **spoiler alert** there are no strategies here on how to best avoid unwanted family events or embarrassing in-laws, or to be the last one left alive after a terrible squabble over the Christmas dinner.

Some reviews pick up on the old fashioned family roles and strict parenting style advocated by Skynner, who of course argues this just reflects his years of clinical experience, but then again, this is a book from the early 80s, so his experience was from working with couples and families in the 60s and 70s, so the adults will have reached maturity in the 40s and 50s, and only a few in the 60s, so unsurprisingly the feedback from Skynner's practise will seem to the younger reader rather conservative. And notice the parts you most strongly disagree with - what might be behind the screen that's making you act that way? You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.This book gives great insight into the whys and wherefores of our psychological make up, explaining in everyday language why we choose our partners, baggage from our parents, why some people become gay. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Even now, as an empty-nester, I can see a lot of value in this for self-help, and figuring out how people tick and why some are easier to get along with than others - quite apart from their different personality preferences. A fantastic book that has the potential to change your life - if only because you might see your life differently.

It is still highly enjoyable though, containing both insights as well as a lot of fun passages and comments. It takes the form of a conversation between English funnyman, John Cleese and his psychologist, Robin Skinner. John Cleese (ator, do Monty Python) e o psiquiatra Robin Skynner conversam sobre casamento, filhos, amor, educação, paranoias, tudo aquilo que nos preocupa.

He was a gifted teacher and practitioner of psychotherapy with individuals, groups, families, couples and institutions. How we chose our partners and how families repeat patterns of behaviour down through the generations is looked at in great depth. His chief interest was the practice and teaching of psychotherapy, with individuals, groups, families, couples and institutions. Interesting, thought provoking, perhaps somewhat controversial especially with respect to the views expressed on homosexuality, funny and worth the read. Looking candidly at everything from our relationships with our parents to why and how we choose our partners, no emotional stone is left unturned: jealousy, rage, fear, envy, love, obsession, hope and despair - all are featured-with practical advice on how to turn round a negative situation and bring about change for the better.

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