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Exploring family relationships as they are, rather than how they could or should be.
Lucy Blake PhD
How do people cope with family estrangement? Counseling can be helpful, research shows—especially when people do not feel pushed to think, feel, or act in a certain way.
How often should you call your parents? Assumptions about parent-child relationships in adulthood have important implications.
Difficult decisions as to whether to invite family members to significant family occasions like weddings will be familiar to many. Especially when family members are estranged.
Lucy Blake, Ph.D. is a family researcher at Edge Hill University in the U.K who explores family relationships as they are, rather than how they could or should be.