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My Mother-in-law is Wrecking Our M arriage

My Mother-in-law is Wrecking Our Marriage

“Can This Marriage Be Saved?” Ladies’ Home Journal, July, 1997. The most popular, most enduring women’s magazine in the world. This month’s case, about a couple struggling with family interference, is based on interviews with clients and information from the files of Pamela Monday, Ph.D., a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Austin,…

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Forgiving and Letting Go

Whole Life, November, 1992. When I agreed to write this article for Whole Life, I never dreamed how I would procrastinate! I actually missed the first deadline – something I simply never do, even if it means staying up all night in order to finish an article! As I have wrestled with this topic, I…

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Finding My Father

I returned from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference two years ago more excited than I usually am after a meeting, especially electrified by a workshop I had attended on family secrets. The idea that much so-called psychological pathology might arise from shame over long-buried family secrets struck a deep chord in…

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