Your Family Revealed: A Guide to Decoding the Patterns, Stories, and Belief Systems in Your Family

Sounds True. Oct. 2022. 208p. ISBN 9781649630049. pap. $18.99. PSYCH
Gibson, a licensed professional psychotherapist specializing in marriage and family therapy, is a proponent of examining family situations so that people can understand why their family works the way it does. In this book, she suggests multiple ways to do so, providing information about types of family structures and communication styles. She also describes various ways families keep secrets, handle togetherness, and tell stories about themselves. Each chapter ends with questions about what patterns or traits discussed in the preceding chapter might apply to readers’ families. Gibson peppers the book with practical examples from her own experiences as a therapist to further illustrate how some of the family structures described may work.
VERDICT An involving, approachable book for readers looking for new and different ways to think about their own families.
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