“Don’t Get into the Rightness or Wrongness of It…Just Seek to Understand” – with Josh Coleman



"I am pleased to bring you the thinking of today’s guest, Dr. Joshua Coleman.

Josh is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco area, with particular expertise in family dynamics, including estrangement.

We will be discussing a range of topics, such as cultural shifts that have impacted families, what forgiveness means in the context of family estrangement, and the importance of connection." ~Marlena Fiol, PhD

From the transcript:

Marlena: I’m very pleased to introduce today’s guest, Dr. Joshua Coleman.

Josh is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco area and a senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families, an organization of leading sociologists, historians, psychologists, and demographers who provide research and best practice findings about American families. He’s lectured at esteemed universities around the world and he’s been interviewed on many major television and radio shows.


Josh is the author of numerous books. The one I drew most of my questions from today is “When Parents Hurt, Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along.” So, the title of this podcast is “Becoming Who You Truly Are.” And this season we’re talking about forgiveness and reconciliation as paths to healing, and finding our true selves. Over and over and in different ways, my guests are addressing the question, what does it really mean to forgive? Josh’s expertise on family dynamics makes him uniquely qualified to address this and other important questions related to forgiveness and reconciliation. Josh, welcome to the show. Thank you so much for being here...


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Don’t Get into the Rightness or Wrongness of It…

Just Seek to Understand








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