The Family Proclamations Podcast Interviewed Author Deborah Cohan about “Welcome to Wherever We Are.”

There’s no single way to be a family. And every kind of family has something we can learn from. Host Blair Hodges explores the history and evolution of family structures, gender, and sexuality.

Caregiving for aging and dying parents can be tough for anyone, but it’s even tougher when it forces you to confront longtime family dynamics of abuse. Sociologist Deborah Cohan blurs the lines between academic research on family caregiving and violence, and her own personal story about a father she calls both adoring and abusive. 

Her memoir is called Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption.

Stream it or read a full transcript here. It’s also available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and all other podcast apps.