Family Rifts and Estrangement Threaten Mental and Physical Health

For most people, estrangements and family rifts are a source of chronic stress that threatens “mental, social and physical well-being.”

Family Rifts And Estrangement Threaten Mental And Physical Health

The New York Times – Jane E. Brody

Show me a family that has not been fractured — temporarily or permanently — by a fury-filled rift between two or more members and I might believe in miracles. Just about everyone I know seems to have experienced such a distressing event, often with painful psychological and sometimes physical effects that carried over to relatives who had nothing to do with the precipitating dispute.

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