New Book Examines Importance of Sibling Relationships Throughout Life

Author Fern Schumer Chapman understands the pain of sibling estrangement firsthand. For the better part of forty years, she had nearly no relationship with her only brother, despite many71lplykwbrl attempts at reconnection. Her grief and shame were devastating and isolating.

In her page-turning memoir, Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation Schumer Chapman helps readers work through the challenges of rebuilding a sibling relationship that seems damaged beyond repair, as well as understand when estrangement is the best option.

The four’s Xavier Hershovitz spoke to Fern about her personal story and what she hopes people take away from reading her book. Watch their interview above.

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