A companion guide to Brothers, Sisters, Strangers to help you make peace with your sibling relationship.
Sibling estrangement often carries profound hurt, grief, and a deep stigma. The loss of a brother or sister through estrangement can raise elemental doubts that ripples through a life, altering every family relationship as well as an individual’s identity, self-esteem, and ability to trust.
This writing journal offers a private, emotional outlet to understand and process the grief of sibling estrangement. In these 20 informative chapters and subsequent questions, you will discover your own truths and resilience by connecting the dots in your behavior that play out in your sibling relationship. By answering the questions in this journal—regardless of whether you are the shunner or the shunned— you will gain insights into toxic patterns of relating, rumination, and the risk factors for estrangement. You will learn how to endure the loss of a living family member. Here, you’ll discover what you think by seeing what you write. Be honest; be brave. It won’t always feel good, but you will feel better.