Just Found Out Dad Had Another Family. Feeling Angry & Abandoned

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On ‘Life Quakes’, a viewer shares how she recently found out her dad had a whole other family – complete with siblings her age! Hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest psychotherapist Eryl McCaffrey shares how to navigate the shock, anger, and pain of this kind of unexpected revelation.

It’s Okay to Feel It

Give yourself permission to feel the tough emotions after a family secret is revealed.

Know Your Goals

Before reaching out to new family, get clear on what you want from the connection.

Healing Tools

Finding a therapist or processing your feelings through journaling/art can help you find closure.

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