The Loveless Family: Getting Past Estrangement and Learning How to Love

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ABC-CLIO, Sep 30, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 191 pages

Though recent decades have seen a great deal of discussion on the "dysfunctional" family, many people share a different problem, regardless of whether their family was "functional" or not: they are never given love, or taught how to receive it. This book will establish the concept of the loveless family by investigating scholarship on the subject as well as through the personal reflections and experiences of author Jon P. Bloch.

The Loveless Family: Getting Past Estrangement and Learning How to Love explains what a loveless family is, some of the typical syndromes seen within it, how families may cope with serious physical or mental issues, and how adults who came from a loveless family can develop meaningful relationships. This book is written to be engaging and accessible to the average reader, yet authoritative and also of value to scholars.

 

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Contents

Common Syndromes in the Loveless Family
31
Physical and Mental Conditions and Death
113
Overcoming the Loveless Family
137
Forgiveness
171
Notes
177
Index
185
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Jon P. Bloch, MA, PhD, is professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.

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