chapter  2
The Family Setting
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Coming to understand the psychological forces at work in the families I studied meant exploring the way in which the surviving siblings thought about and remembered their lives as children. Therefore, the interviews began with a very open-ended question, "Can you tell me a little about your childhood?" The ease with which siblings recalled their young years, the family members who were mentioned or who were absent in their recount­ ing, provided a great deal of information.