Joshua Coleman
Clinical Psychologist and Author, San Francisco, California

Joshua Coleman is a psychologist in private practice and senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. His books include The Marriage Makeover (2004), The Lazy Husband (2005), When Parents Hurt (2007) and Rules of Estrangement (forthcoming, 2021). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Written by Joshua Coleman

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Essay/
Family life
Estranged

When feeling good about ourselves matters more than filial duty, cutting off our parents comes to seem like a valid choice

Joshua Coleman