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I only say this because I love you : talking to your parents, partner, sibs, and kids when you're all adults

Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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A guide to communicating better within families explains how to untie the knots that often hamper important discussions and how to enhance personal relationships among family members by understanding the art of conversation and listening.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Tannen
ISBN: 0345407520 9780345407528
OCLC Number: 49900458
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2001.
Description: xxvii, 336 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "I can't even open my mouth" : separating messages from metamessages in family talk --
"Who do you love best? : family secrets, family gossip : taking sides --
A brief interlude I : "Go ahead, treat me like a stranger" --
Fighting for love : connection and control in family arguments --
"I'm sorry, I'm not apologizing" : why women apologize more than men, and why it matters --
"She said," "He said" : gender patterns in family talk --
"You guys are living in the past" : talking with teens --
A brief interlude II : "Call me by my rightful name" --
"I'm still your mother" : mothers and adult children --
"Help me--get out of my way" : sisters and brothers forever --
In-laws and other strangers : mixing families, mixing talk --
Coda : talking families.
Responsibility: Deborah Tannen.

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A guide to communicating better within families explains how to untie the knots that often hamper important discussions and how to enhance personal relationships among family members by understanding the art of conversation and listening.

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