When Family Members Don’t Want to See Each Other Anymore

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 4, 2021
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One in four American adults has cut off contact with a family member. Often the rift is between a parent and an adult child, and usually, one or both of them are upset about the estrangement—and yet it’s stunningly common, based on Karl Pillemer’s research. Pillemer is a professor of human development and gerontology at Cornell University. He’s written a book about his research called “Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them.” (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik) Show More...