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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2003
A wonderful read for professionals and individuals alike. Offers lots of great insights as to how families operate, the weight of secrets and their destructive power.
It's a pity that it is out of print, and hard to get hold of.
Reading this will I feel certain, empower people and enable them to find thier own insightful solutions to difficult family dynamics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2012
I had this book on my shelf for several years before completing it. It is a record of the writers' work as family therapists adopting a Freudian approach with significant success. Unusually, and helpfully, it consists almost entirely of carefully written case studies.

If you think that psychodynamic therapy is long, expensive and schematic you may find this work refreshing, as the authors seem to have a light touch.

Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2014
I ordered this book from learning about it on a genealogical site. It was advertised as stories of families from Europe who had secrets to tell. Instead I found it was a psychological book on keeping secrets. The book is older but it is a psychological approach-not stories of families I had hoped. I did return it and the company agreed to give me reimbursement. The wrong advertising may not have been the fault of the company.
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