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...

Our Work on Estrangement and Reconciliation Featured on CBS!

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...

Family Estrangement and Bereavement

This very insightful article from the New York Times focuses on the heightened grief people in a family rift may feel when the person from whom they are estranged dies. It can lead to a kind of "complicated grief," involving strong feelings of ambivalence. The article features insights from my book Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend...