At risk of being accused of advertising, I write to recommend a book I read a few years ago.
Name: Families and How to Survive Them
Author: Robin Skynner, John Cleese, Bud Handelsman,
Release Date: 14 January, 1993
Customer Review #1: Families and How to Survive Them
Required reading to graduate from the university of life
John Cleese got together with the skilled family therapist Robin Skynner to try and explain what is meant by therapy and psychotherapy, and why so many of us need it - but equally deny it in ourselves.
Written as a conversational chat between the two, its an fascinating description of how and why we fall in love, and how we develop from babies to adolescents to adults, and how during this development we so often become "stuck" in child-like behaviour.
I must admit I found myself and more importantly my relationships here in this book again and again, and almost everyone Ive known whos bought the book has gone out and bought a dozen other copies for friends.
As a parent, its a well written roadmap of your childs development, and as an adult, udoubtedly, required reading in order to graduate from "The University of Life".
These words are from a book website; they're not mine. I learned a lot from this book, not only about my family [which was a loving one] but also about myself.
Best regards, Bill.