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Hand-Me-Down Dreams: How Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them
We all know that hand-me-downs are often comfortable and easy to put on, but we are rarely happy in something--a jacket or a job--that we didn't choose. If you feel trapped or disappointed in your current career or job, or if you let your family's wishes, rather than your own natural talents, interests, and passions, guide your ultimate career choice, you are living someon ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 25th 2000 by Three Rivers Press
(first published April 6th 1999)
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This book seeks to explain “how families influence our career paths and how we can reclaim them.” Written by a social worker with a private practice as a psychotherapist and career counselor, the book at times reads more like a primer on family systems therapy than a book on career development. Even so, it is full of insight and feedback on how our career decisions are often affected by our family of origin, unrealized dreams of our parents, birth order, even abuse. The book includes some extens ...more