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Normal One Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling

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ISBN-10: 0385337566

ISBN-13: 9780385337564

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jeanne Safer

List price: $17.00
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What is it like to grow up with a sibling who is difficult or damaged? Few bonds in our lives are as psychologically and emotionally significant as the ones we share with our sisters and brothers, although little has been written about this formative relationship. In this first-of-its-kind book, psychotherapist Jeanne Safer takes us into the hidden world of problem siblings and explores the far-reaching effects on the lives of those who are considered the “normal ones.” Drawing on more than sixty interviews with normal, or intact, siblings, Safer explores the daunting challenges they face, and probes the complex feelings that can strain families and damage lives. A “normal” sibling…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction
Where Have All the Siblings Gone?
My Brother, Myself
Everybody's an Only Child
The Burden of Normality
Prospero's Damaged Family
America's Damaged Families
My Sister Ate My Homework: At Home with Damaged Siblings
My Sister Spoke to Me: Dreams of Normal Siblings
Invisibility and Perverse Preeminence
Dark Victories
Passing Caliban On: Normal Siblings as Parents
A Life of One's Own
My Brother's Keeper
The Caliban Syndrome I: Repudiation and Identification
The Caliban Syndrome II: Acknowledgment
Bibliography
Index