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Not all twins are alike : psychological profiles of twinship

Author: Barbara Schave Klein
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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Even twins are unique. Most people idealize twins, fantasizing a close, perpetually loving relationship. Yet Klein, herself an identical twin, demonstrates that twins have complicated and intense relationships that range from over-identification or excessive closeness to profound estrangement and conflict. Most twins who are raised as individuals deal with the significant emotional pain of separation in adolescence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klein, Barbara Schave.
Not all twins are alike.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002029758
(OCoLC)50403773
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Schave Klein
ISBN: 0313093199 9780313093197
OCLC Number: 191703290
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 133 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ultimate closeness: growing up with your mirror image --
Separation: a crucial formative experience --
The identity dilemma --
Too close for comfort? Issues of adult twins --
The twinning bond --
Twins and psychotherapy --
Genetic endowment and the environment --
The legacy of twinship --
Parenting twins --
Appendix I: Demographic breakdown --
Appendix II; Pairs of twins.
Responsibility: Barbara Schave Klein ; forward by Marjorie Ford.

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Even twins are unique. Most people idealize twins, fantasizing a close, loving relationship. Yet Klein, herself an identical twin, demonstrates that twins have complicated and intense relationships  Read more...

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