Follow a family therapist's narrative diary as he documents the process of working with the Salazars, as they explore each stage of their relationship-from courtship through the departure of the children from the home.
Disturbing the Peace
"Can You Help Us?"
Looking for Leverage
Dialogue: Setting the System in Motion
It Must Be a Marital Problem
Linear versus Circular Causality
The Making of a Family Therapist
Behind the One-Way Mirror
Love's Young Dream
"We'll Sing in the Sunshine"
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
The Progress of Love
"Why Are You So Mean to Me?"
How to Succeed as a Couple by Really Trying
"Alone at Last"
Invaders from Another Planet
Accommodation and Boundary-Making with the In-Laws
Past Tense and Imperfect Future
The Depressed Young Mother
The Impossible Job
The Family Life Cycle
2 + 1 = 2
The Young and the Restless
Renegotiating Boundaries with Grandparents
Why Can't Jason Behave?
Fix My Child without Disturbing Me
The Strucural Model
Blueprint for a Healthy Family
Uncovering the Structure in a Family
Building Children's Self-Esteem
The Overinvolved Mother and Peripheral Father
The Need to Restructure the Family
The Best of Intentions
Pursuers and Distancers
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Loss of Innocence
To Tell or Not to Tell, That Is the Question
All Hell Breaks Loose
"Why, Why, Why?"
Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepparenting
Families in Transition
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Rebellious Teenager
That Awful, Awkward Age
How Worried Should Parents Be about Their Teenagers?
The Terrible Teens
The Salazars' Family Therapy
All Together Again, and Out
Notes on Technique
"It's the End of Our Family"
The Long Good-Bye
"Under Certain Conditions"
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