family myths

family myths

myths that are constructed to deny the reality or idealize an aspect of family situations.
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He'll be showing this country to his new lover for the first time and they'll be joined by their family--but there's something wrong with the family myths and stories that they all are about to become caught up in, and Up Against the Night documents the slow unraveling of myth and reality in a compelling saga of families, origins, and connections which is difficult to put down.
In this presentation Alex will tell the story of retracing his grandfather's footsteps, family histories, family myths and the incredible bus route.
THE rhythm of the sea pulses through Tim Price's moving and thoughtful play, sustaining family myths and comforting the sick.
I found the family myths were set at ground zero, Louisiana, where the land loss was on everyone's mind.
Family secrets, family niches, and family myths are most suspect in the breach, and the Hobson family is not exempt from them.
With advice on integrating there families with one another and how to get over those step family myths, dealing with hated--children who despite are not ones own, are loved by the significant other and how to deal with those feelings, and how to bond with ones new family as a whole.
While family myths may be conveyed spontaneously, stories are more likely to be told when prompted.
IT WAS a day when dreams came true and family myths were exposed.
Elizabeth's already overactive imagination--deprived of the pragmatic balance provided by her sister and confidante, who has gone away to boarding school--begins to paint her world in nightmare shades as attic doors creak open of their own accord; whispered parental discord reverberates through the house; a hulking, brutish dogcatcher threatens to kill a beloved stray; and tales of her grandmother's suicide replace more comfortable family myths.
Actor Jeremy Irons investigates family myths as he embarks on an exploration of his ancestry, keen to discover whether his sense of affinity with Ireland has a genetic basis.
The ultimate source of these secrets and family myths isn't, however, as in many plays, personal pathology.
The good-bye and good-night kiss, the same birthday song year after year, the family myths and stories retold at nearly every holiday gathering, the formula prayers at the dinner table and at bedtime all provide an invisible bond for family unity and strength.