A family rift is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can face. It can have a profound effect on virtually every aspect of life, causing depression, relationship problems, and even physical illness. Healing From Family Rifts – Ten Steps to Finding Peace After Being Cut Off From A Family Member offers hope to those coping with a split in their families.
Uniquely, family therapist Mark Sichel does not assume that every rift will or even should be mended. He addresses the pain and shame connected with family rifts and offers a way through the crisis and on toward healing and fulfilment.
Jan says, “I know from personal experience how painful it is when miscommunication leads to close family members withdrawing their emotional support, especially when they refuse to tell you how you have upset them. By the time one passed away 4 years later, I felt I’d already gone through the bereavement process by trying, in vain, to broker a peace between us. Truth be told, I’m hopeless at solving my own problems, but seem to have a knack for helping others and it gives me great pleasure to do so. If only I had read this invaluable book beforehand!”