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A Modern Guide to Family with Parental Identity Discovery and Non-Paternal Events
Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT
Thoughts on managing family reactions to surprise DNA revelations.
Identity is a construct that takes years to define. Shocking DNA results took the identity I thought I had and threw it out the window, leaving a void to be filled.
A fictional story of a very real phenomenon. Finding out you're not the child of the parent you thought and searching for the biological family.
Upset and confused about making connections with biological family? A few practical tips can help you handle the acceptance or rejection.
Have you been shunned by family after shocking DNA results? A few tips about managing family relationships when the lie has been revealed
An unusual feeling of not fitting into the family? It may be the universe and your biology trying to tell you something.
Confused about who you are after shocking DNA revelations? Your identity is one of the big changes that come with a change in biological family.
Cycling through anger, shock and sadness is only the beginning.
Ever feel like a stranger in your own family? Shocking DNA revelations start with the sense that you are invisible, can't do anything right, or don't belong.
Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT is a psychotherapist whose personal experience in shocking DNA revelations spurred her to coin the term Parental Identity Discovery and launch the podcast Sex Lies & The Truth.