Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication, Second Edition continues to address historically under-studied family relationships, such as those involving grandparents, in-laws, cousins, stepfamilies, and adoptive parents. In this engaging text, editors Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman bring together a diverse collection of empirical studies, theoretic essays, and critical reviews of literature on communication to constitute a stronger, more complete understanding of communication within the family.

Adult Sibling Relationships

Adult sibling relationships
Alan C.Mikkelson

The novella A River Runs Through It is a story about brothers, fishing, and why we often struggle to help those we love the most. In the story, Norman, the older brother, and Paul, the younger brother, experience conflict over Paul's self-destructive drinking and gambling problems. Although Paul's problems go generally unaddressed throughout the story, Norman nevertheless attempts to do what he can to help Paul by bailing him out of jail when he gets into a fight, offering him money to cover his gambling debts, and inviting him to come to Chicago to escape his problems in Montana. The story demonstrates that even though Norman does not agree with or even understand his younger brother's behavior that does ...

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