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Family gatherings: The passage of time

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November 21, 2011 — Holiday gatherings punctuate our year. They mark the change of seasons but also personal changes and rights of passage in our lives. Sometimes there’s word of a new job, a new baby, an illness, a separation, a death — all of which can shift family dynamics and friendships for better or for worse.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb asks: who’s coming to dinner over the holidays? How do families mark the passage of time with pronouncements, births, feuds, and feasts? We also look at some of the basics of getting along. Dan is joined by psychiatrist Barbara Wingate, M.D. and wellness coach and health educator Elizabeth Scott.

Photo by Flickr user Kate Inglis

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