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Family Ties That Bind: A self-help guide to change through Family of Origin therapy [Paperback]

Dr. Ronald W. Richardson
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April 1 2011 Personal Self-Help Series
Improve your personal relationships Most people’s lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents’ relationship, and the “rules” we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships. This easy-to-read, practical book explains how families function and what you can do to change the way you act in your family and with other people. Exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to all aspects of your life. Topics covered include: * What makes it so difficult to be myself with my family? * How is my relationship with my spouse affected by how my family acted when I was a child? * Will my parents still love me if I let them know my real feelings? * How has my birth order and my gender affected my personality? * What birth order in a spouse is the best match for me? * Why do I always feel rejected when my spouse disagrees with me? * How can I change the way I react? * What role does my family history play in my life? * How can I improve my communication skills? Step-by-step exercises show how to make contact with “lost” family members, how to interview relatives to develop a clearer picture of how each member fits into the family tree, and how to find different and better ways of dealing with family relationships. Professionals will also find this book a useful companion to their therapy sessions with clients. (2011-03-07)

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Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships. Birth order, our parents' relationship, and the rules we were brought up with can affect our self-esteem and relationships with spouses, children, and other family members. Family of Origin therapy and techniques can help you create better relationships.

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Dr. Ronald W. Richardson, BA, MDiv, DMin, has been a marriage counselor and family therapist since 1976. He retired in 1996. He was formerly the Executive Director and Director of Training at the North Shore Counselling Centre in British Columbia. He was also on the faculty of the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association. He is active as a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

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4.0 out of 5 stars family is everything! April 13 2014
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it was a great book to help me learn how to better get along and communicate with my family and friends
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I have been recommending this book to friends and colleagues who are struggling with family issues. It is easy to read, and yet raises very relevant and practical questions. This is the perfect bridge between the most powerful academic ideas, and practical steps for anyone to take to understand themselves, and create better relationships with their family.
There are many cases presented in the book that can help you see that what you're experiencing is common, and can be worked through. The underlying structure of the book is very solid--based on Friedman's emotional systems stuff. There is a part at the end on how to research and learn from your family history, going back several generations.
Finally, there is a fun chapter on family position. I think it is meant to be general, and taken with a grain of salt. Having said that, I've found the research on the link between family position and couple compatibility to be very interesting.
If you like this book and want more depth, read "Generation to Generation" by Edwin Friedman.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brief and comprehensive Jan. 2 2011
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Easy read and introduction to Bowenian Family Systems theory. Interesting and BRIEF. Good if you want to have a foundation and basic understanding of the theory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource Nov. 26 2009
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This is an easy to understand, user-friendly map for self-help in family relations. Based on Bowen Family Systems Therapy, it supports the reader to explore family roots and patterns, to identify and practice alternatives, in interesting and easy to manage steps that can contribute greatly to individual and family health. I've been using it myself and lending it to friends for years. It still works.
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