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How can this family continue to heal? Gary says they need to keep the lines of communication open. "They have committed to continue to meet together, to have respect for this original family, and be able to keep talking in that way. These parents really are wanting to listen," Gary says.

Although they have had smaller conversations, Gary says the family needs to sit down as a whole and continue exploring everyone's feelings. "They really did hear things that they just didn't know," he says. "They all [breathed] such a sigh of relief. You see it when you watch the people. They start to breathe differently when they start to hear their parents really understand and get them."
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Published on March 14, 2008

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