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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Psychologist Says Family Historians Need Therapy

From The (London, U.K.) Times of Oct. 8, 2005:

I blame the parents . . .

Why did you choose your partner? Your mum and dad’s influence is huge and lasting, says Andrew G. Marshall


The growth in genealogy and the popularity of DNA tests, which trace ancestral heritage over centuries, are just two examples of our need to understand the past and how it might affect our lives today. Yet when it comes to looking at the generation immediately before us — our parents — we become distinctly uncomfortable.

As a relationship therapist, I draw up an interlocking family tree for my clients to show the emotional inheritance of each partner and the impact it has on their relationship.

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