Would it kill you to call your mother? You and your sister aren’t speaking…again… If you don’t have a picture-postcard family, where everyone loves one another, roots for one another, and never criticizes one another, listen in. Life coach and retired family therapist Eric Maisel offers useful strategies for dealing with the people you’re connected to for life, even when they are not cooperative. Dr. Maisel tackles the problematic aspects of families, describing eight vital skills to help you cope with challenging relationships. The book also serves as a unique “field guide” to common types of dysfunctional families — authoritarian, anxious, addicted, and more — and how to thrive despite those dynamics. By following Dr. Maisel’s battle-tested advice, you’ll learn to maintain inner peace in the midst of family chaos and create a better life for everybody.