There is no question that all families have secrets, and that many secrets can be deep, dark and painful. CBS2’s Maurice DuBois reported, sharing a secret, if done in the right way, can lead to healing and growth. CBS2 asked those with a hidden past to share their stories and the ways that they exposed their family secrets. Dr. Evan Imber-Black, Director of the Ackerman Institute’s Center for Families and Health was asked to share her expertise. Read the full article on CBS Local’s website.
Ackerman’s President and CEO, Lois Braverman, appears on Fox’s “Good Day Street Talk” to discuss how medical and emotional struggles can impact a family and how to overcome them.
Secrets are relational. They are shaped, kept, opened and dissolved in social contexts. From couples, siblings, parents and children to churches, corporations and governments, secrets shape our relationships through their profound geometry of who knows and who doesn’t know. Dr. Evan Imber-Black, Director of the Families and Health Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, highlights why telling half a secret is only half the story. Read the full Huffington Post article “Telling a Secret Is Only Half the Story” here.
“How to Make Peace With Your Sibling” by Dr. Evan Imber-Black
Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D., LMFT, Director of the Center for Families and Health at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, discusses how to make peace and enjoy a happier, healthier relationship with your sibling in this article for Next Avenue. Dr. Imber-Black addresses the ways that the topics may change — money, caring for parents, holiday plans, children — but the tension between siblings may remain on an endless loop. The answer to the question “What can I do differently to create a different outcome?” is often nowhere to be found. The article highlights the ways that changing your sibling relationship starts with recognizing that the problem isn’t one person’s fault. It takes two people to create the clash — though often there are others lurking in the shadows.