“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”
– Alex Haley


Thoughts about family connections: Going Home Again………….

You’re a mature adult – haven’t been a kid for a long time! So why do you feel, and sometimes act, like a child as soon as you visit with your parents, siblings or other family members?

Have you ever wondered why you find yourself saying and doing things that just don’t seem to fit with the way you think you should be?

Family visits can be stressful – no matter how old you are. Conflicts or tensions often arise, just when you want most to demonstrate that you’re different now – that you can handle the same old challenges your family keeps throwing at you!

When you are too close to the problem, it can be hard to understand why your best intentions go off track – and how to make the changes you’d like.

If you are facing any of these issues, you might find you could use some help:

  • You’d like to resolve some old, unfinished issues with someone in your family.
  • Ordinary family gatherings end in arguments or unpleasant debates.
  • You are concerned about a family member and don’t know how to talk about it.
  • Physical or emotional abuse is in your family history – that past now hurts family relationships.

Or – let me know if I’ve missed an important concern…..

And – see my article on
Going Home Again: Family Communication Tips for Adults” for more information.

If you are considering starting or returning to therapy or just have some questions to ask me, please email me or give me a call at 310 475-1759 to schedule an appointment or to arrange a free phone consultation.