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Animated Oscar Films: A Springboard for Family Discussions

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The family-friendly Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature (Encanto, Luca, Raya and the Last Dragon, and The Mitchells and the Machines) focus on families that are fractured or in danger of fracturing. These films also involve the heroic efforts of one or more members to hold the family together and bring about reconciliation. I recommend...

How One Family Used “Fault Lines” to Reconcile: Fortune Magazine

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Tanzina Vega is writing a series on pandemic-driven shifts for Fortune magazine. I was very moved to read that a family had relied on my book Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them as their guide to reconciliation. As Vega writes: In a December 2020 interview about family estrangement, Karl Pillemer, a professor of human development...

Our Work on Estrangement and Reconciliation Featured on CBS!

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it's not every day that a team of camerapersons invade my house, set up, and spend a day with me! Even more exciting, our work on the Cornell Estrangement and Reconciliation Project is being featured this Sunday (9/26) on CBS News Sunday Morning! I'll be interviewed, as will some people actively dealing with estrangement. Please tune...