Families and How to Survive Them

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Families and How to Survive Them

Families and How to Survive Them

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The book gives psychological ideas about why this works but these ideas don't actually help you in themselves.

The authors themselves have said that the aim of the book was "to make intelligible and accessible the psychological aspects of how families behave and function, what makes some work and others fail, and how families can move up the scale towards greater health and happiness".

However, it was Skynner himself who in 1977 founded the Institute of Family Therapy and chaired it for the next 2 years. The book takes the form of a series of dialogues between Skynner, playing the role of therapist, and Cleese, who adopts the role of inquisitive lay person. This time I found it much more interesting, possibly because I have my time for non fiction now and also because I am in a better place in my life. In short, this is a book which will keep you from seeing yourself as a victim and teach you to accept the inevitable unfairness in life - and to help your children develop similar strengths. Even now, as an empty-nester, I can see a lot of value in this for self-help, and figuring out how people tick and why some are easier to get along with than others - quite apart from their different personality preferences.

He was educated at St Austell County School and at Blundell's School, after which, at the age of 18, he volunteered for the Royal Air Force (RAF), and was selected as a prospective bomber pilot. As the book itself explains, change takes time to cope with and too much change can be dangerously stressful.I also wonder if psychiatrists etc even still have these same beliefs, since the book was written almost 30 years ago now. Written as conversations between John Cleese (of Fawlty Towers fame) and his family therapist, Robin Skynner. But I'd completely forgotten the outdated ideas about the causes of depression, autism or schizophrenia; the positivity around fairly strict 'innate' gender roles and the snark about feminists; the distinctly old-fashioned ideas around homosexuality and transexuality; the approval of strict parenting attitudes, and much more. He subsequently worked with adults and children of an unusually wide range of socio-economic status, from the poorest districts of the East End of London to private practice. This book is written as an informal chat between Cleese and Skynner where they discuss how people's family influences who they choose as a partner and how that feeds on to how their new family functions once they have kids.



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