How to Talk to your Aging Parents about Key Life Changes—and Plan for Your Own

I joined journalist Beth Saulnier for a discussion about an issue many Gen Xers are facing now: How to help their parents cope with the challenges of aging - from where to live to whether it's time to stop driving. Take a look and see what you...

Animated Oscar Films: A Springboard for Family Discussions

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

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...