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While the library is closed, we are temporarily disabling new holds on physical items. Currently held items will remain on hold until one week after re-opening. You can still access and place holds on eBooks and eAudiobooks through our catalog.
But It's Your Family is a remarkable account of what it means to cut ties to toxic family abuse and thrive in the aftermath. Loving someone doesn't always mean having a relationship with them, just like forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. Reconciling, in many cases, only sets people up for more abuse. A significant part of healing comes with accepting that this is a part of life; there are some relationships that are so poisonous that they destroy one's ability to be healthy and function best. Dr. Sherrie Campbell clarifies how parents, adult children, siblings, grandparents, and in-laws can be toxic while giving direction on how to explain cutting ties to children and others who may not understand. When readers are able to bring closure to those toxic relationships, they give themselves the space to love those family members from a distance, as fellow human beings, with the knowledge that it is unwise to remain connected. In But It's Your Family, readers learn how to love themselves in the process and fundamentally change their lives for the better.