During the holidays, many families suffer from estrangement. This is not a new issues but seems to be getting more attention because of social media trends. The cancel culture of our children is definitely having an effect on family relationships.
This seems like a hot topic for BA50s and so I reached out to Dr. Galit Atlas to talk about it and help us understand the current culture, our role as parents and how best to repair the situation. 1 in 4 adults? How can this happen? How can we mend this? What is the impact of not mending it?
Dr. Galit Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. She is a clinical assistant professor on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis and faculty at the National Training Program (NTP) and the Four-Year Adult training program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York City. Dr. Atlas has published three books for clinicians and numerous articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Her New York Times publication “A Tale of Two Twins” was the winner of a 2016 Gradiva Award. In her new book Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients and The Legacy of Trauma (Little, Brown, Spark, 2022) Atlas entwines the stories of her patients, her own stories, and decades of research to help us identify the links between our life struggles and the “emotional inheritance” we all carry.