DEALING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A TWIN
Do you sometimes resent your twin and then feel guilty about it?
Are you frustrated that no one understands what it’s like to be a twin?
People think being a twin is mysterious, fun, and magical, but in reality, twin relationships can be difficult to navigate.
The Same but Different offers insights on and solutions to the challenges that arise when young adult twins are expected to be independent, self-assured “singletons” after having been raised as twins.
Written to help twins, their families, and significant others interested in understanding more about the intricacies of adult twin relationships, this book
– Instructs twins how to have an honest and authentic relationship
– Explains why twins may feel disappointed about friendships that do not match the twin connection
– Teaches twins how to work through their guilt about wanting more space
– Discusses why some twins are afraid they might never love anyone else as much as they love their twin
– Reveals how influential twin connections are in the choice of a spouse, a profession, and a place to live
– Offers tips and strategies to navigate through the issues of separation, individuality, and codependence
– Provides insight and understanding to families and significant others coping with twin struggles
Finally learn how to stop resenting your twin and embrace the fact that being a twin is indeed a blessing and not a curse.
The Same But Different presents a stunning, in-depth look at the lives of adult twins as they face the twin challenges of closeness and independence, love and resentment in their evolving relations with each other. Readers are privy to the inner thoughts and personal reflections of twins whose diverse experiences bring keen insight into what it is like to be a twin. Parents, therapists, twins, and nontwins will gain new understanding of this endlessly fascinating human relationship.”
–Nancy L. Segal, PhD, Professor of Psychology, CSU Fullerton, and author of Born Together–Reared Apart and Someone Else’s Twin
This book is a must read for parents of twins. Joan Friedman highlights some of the complicated challenges facing adult twins and offers guidance for promoting healthy, respectful relationships. Since most parents of twins are not twins themselves, this type of insight is invaluable!”
–Eve Currin, mother of college-age twins
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