Mom Loves You Best
Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships
by Cathy Jo Cress, MSW,
and Kali Cress Peterson, MS, MPA
Anybody with a brother or sister knows that sibling relationships can be difficult at times. What happens when brothers and sisters wound each other emotionally? Is there any way they can overcome these problems in adulthood?
Mom Loves You Best: Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships offers a proven prescriptive plan for helping siblings forgive past wounds from destructive relationships and forge better sibling relationships for the present and future. In this insightful guide, Cathy Jo Cress, MSW, and daughter Kali Cress Peterson, MS, MPA, reveal the findings of their decades of expertise for effectively dealing with the struggles associated with siblings.
With practical, step-by-step instructions, the authors provide key information for uncovering long-festering problems between siblings and resolving them, thus reestablishing new, meaningful relationships with each other. The Midlife-Sibling System for Forgiveness is a valuable tool for siblings who have grown up and out of each others’ lives to forgive misunderstandings and problems of years past. It also shows how to forgive oneself and others in order to forge sibling relationships in adulthood. In addition, the book deals with how young parents handle the interaction of siblings in their own families and how siblings can cooperate to care for aging parents.
Mom Loves You Best is the essential guide for overcoming destructive sibling relationships and reconnecting with family members.
• Mentioned in The New York Times Blog, October 19, 2010
Cathy Jo Cress, MSW, is a nationally known expert on family relationships and sibling warfare. Cress teaches at the University of Florida and lectures at San Francisco State University, University of California - Berkeley and Cabrillo College. She has done over 100 interviews on television (including CNN) and radio as well as in print (including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Better Homes and Gardens and Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine). She is the author of Handbook of Geriatric Care Management. Cress holds a Master’s degree in aging and social work from UC/Berkeley and resides in Santa Cruz, California.
Visit Cathy's blogs at psychologytoday.com/blog/mom-loves-you-best, momlovesyoubest.wordpress.com, and agingfamilydial411.blogspot.com, her website at agingfamily411.com, and her YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/Momlovesyoubest. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/CathyJoCress.
Kali Cress Peterson, MS, MPA, holds a double Master's degree in gerontology and public administration from the University of Southern California and is a Program Officer for The SCAN Foundation, an independent charitable foundation that seeks innovative solutions to integrating health and human services for older adults. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 224 pages
Self-Help/Parenting & Childcare
LC #2010925081, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-321-8 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-422-2 (eBook), $14.95