A recent film titled People LIke Us is reviewed . The subject deals with encountering a sibling who was previously not known to exist.
The movie features Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer. It was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert all of whom
had some personal experience or first hand knowledge of such events. In a subsequent blog real case histories of such situations will be presented.
The readers are invited to write of their own experiences or clinical analysis of this topic.
When family members move away from each other for a variety of reasons, there can be a disruption in very meaningful psychological relationships. Author Rochel Berman, a social worker, has put together an excellent book which is reviewed in this blog. It discusses this issue and how family members can address this separation. For example, grandparenting at a distance is examined with many case examples and creative suggestions. There also is a chapter on the use of technology in long distance relationships. At the conclusion of the blog, Ms Berman answers five questions from Dr. Blumenfield