"...though there is a contract in which the family agrees that they need to change and will allow the therapist to help, the family knows they will resist change (p. 81)."
"We avoid getting caught in the trap of becoming the permanent advocate of one person or one position. We work as the agent of the family as a whole, and we can't afford to get locked into a particular relationship (p. 92)."
"If we want the family to...become...more real, more direct, more alive, then we have to be real, and direct, and alive ourselves (p. 93)."
The Family Crucible by Napier & Whitaker