Four Tips for Getting Your Family (Happily!) Through the Holidays

Elder Wisdom
The holiday season has arrived and this year it will take place under unique circumstances due to COVID-19 concerns. Regardless of how families may be celebrating this year, many people look forward to the holidays with a mix of pleasure and concern about how everyone will get along. I have conducted studies of family estrangement and...

Estrangement, Reconciliation, and the Virus

In the very dark cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, it is hard to find a silver lining. One positive glimmer, however, recently has come to my attention.  Over the past five years, I have conducted a series of studies to shed light on the problem of estrangement in families, focusing on the experience of people who have reconciled...