Every Family Has A Story

Every Family Has A Story

How we inherit love and loss

Summary

In this Sunday Times bestseller, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel draws on her sessions with a wide variety of families, across multiple generations, to tell unforgettable stories of forgiveness, hope and love. Through eight beautifully told and insightful case studies, she analyses a range of common issues, from loss to leaving home, and from separation to step-relationships, and shows how much is, in fact, inherited -- and how much can be healed when it is faced together.

Exploring the relationships that both touch us most and hurt us most, Julia offers moving and reassuring wisdom that is applicable to us all. Her twelve touchstones for family well-being -- from fighting productively to making time for rituals -- provide us with the tools to improve our relationships, and to create the families we wish for.

Reviews

  • Engaging, informative and very well written
    Philippa Perry

About the author

Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice. She is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Her previous books are This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works, both of which were Sunday Times bestsellers. She lives in London with her husband, and has four children and six grandchildren.
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