Family estrangements affect more than 65 million Americans, often with devastating consequences. Dr. Karl Pillemer combines the advice of family members who have successfully reconciled with powerful insights from social science research. The result is a unique guide to mending families fractured by estrangement. Dr. Pillemer assures people who are estranged, and those who care about them, that they are not alone and that building a bridge over a family rift is possible. Fault Lines is filled with dramatic stories, science-based evidence, and practical repair tools to help people find the path to reconciliation.
More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. They teach us what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.
Drawing on interviews with seven hundred long-married elders, 30 Lessons for Loving delivers timeless wisdom from a wide range of voices on everything from choosing “the one” to dealing with in-laws, money, children, and, yes, sex.