Sunday, December 9, 2012

Family Survival Guide For the Holidays



Your library is here for you this holiday season, as you connect with your loved ones with empathy, loving detachment, and compassion. Whether your family is endearingly quirky and off beat, or dysfunctional to the extreme, these thoughtful resources can help to keep some perspective and inner peace, along with peace in general.

Coping In a Dysfunctional Family by Raymond M. Jamiolkowski

12,000 Miles In the Nick Of Time : A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe by Mark Jacobson ; with additional commentary by Rae Jacobson

Awkward Family Pet Photos by Mark Bender

Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies For Protecting Your Marriage by Susan Forward with Donna Frazier

What Do You Want From Me? Learning to Get Along With In-Laws by Terri Apter

Crossing the Tracks For Love: What to Do When You and Your Partner Grew Up in Different Worlds by Ruby K. Payne

Healing Your Holiday Grief: 100 Practical Ideas For Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt

Simplify the Holidays by Allana Baroni with Vicki Webster; illustrations by John Holm

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody with Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller

Codependency For Dummies by Darlene Lancer

Boundaries In Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries With Kids: When To Say Yes, When To Say No, To Help Your Children Gain Control Of Their Lives by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Emotional Sobriety: From Relationship Trauma To Resilience and Balance by Tian Dayton

Christmas, Hannukah, Winter Solstice, and Kwanza may come but once a year, but our families are gifts that keeps on giving.

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