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The support, tools, and community you need to untangle your family.

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Calling Home Is A Community Of Family Cyclebreakers

Text messages fill your phone screen. Mom forgot her meds again. Dad’s at work. Your brother is busy; he’s always busy.

Mom needs you. Can you go to the pharmacy? I can’t do it. If you care, you’ll do it.

Suddenly you feel 12 years old again and everyone is acting like you’re the only adult in the room. You slip back into an old, comfortable role.

Be the bigger person. Your family needs you. That’s what family is for.

They mean well, and they know exactly how to get you to abandon yourself. The next thing you know, you’re driving to the pharmacy across town. This isn’t a random favor. You’re always putting out fires, finding what was lost, and remembering what was forgotten.

You miss that deadline and cancel dinner with friends. You don’t sleep; resentment courses through your veins.

It wasn’t a big deal. It won’t happen again.

But you know it will happen again. And you don’t know if you can handle it when it does.

You are a family cyclebreaker. You will be the person who liberates your family from dysfunction. You don’t have to do it alone.

How Does Calling Home Work?

New Content Begins On November 6, 2023

In the meantime, you'll find a full year of content on the site waiting for you!

To provide the best experience to our Calling Home community, we’re limiting initial enrollment to 5,000 spots. Enrollment will close at 11:59 PM ET on November 5, 2023.

The next time doors will open again for registration is mid-2024.

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We bill you one time at the start of each subscription period. No ongoing monthly charges or hidden fees.

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Calling Home Will Help You

Develop a new language to communicate with difficult adult family membersFeel less alone and connect with other family cyclebreakers who are just like youLead your family and develop new, healthy relationship skills
Accept your family members for who they are and understand what they can and cannot offerNavigate the march of time as your family grows, changes, and experiences new challengesRe-think things you’ve been thinking about your family your whole life and see your family from a new perspective
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Review From Readers

"Your style resonated with me so much more than other therapists on Instagram. You have the knowledge and humanity."

"I’ve found your words to be so helpful the past few years, thank you. I had a painful childhood with an abusive mother and absent father, and had no choice but to become estranged several years ago."

"The niche content I never knew I needed for my healing journey. Thank you for your work."

"I really like your work about families and the complicated relationships you can have with them. Your words about breaking generational trauma keep me going when things with my family get rough. "

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Meet The Founder

Whitney Goodman is a licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and mother who is transforming the way we approach adult family relationships.

She is the creator of the Instagram account @sitwithwhit, the author of Toxic Positivity, and the owner of a private online therapy practice in Florida. Whitney earned her undergraduate degree at Tulane University and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Miami. She has additional training and certifications in working with couples, families, trauma, and clients who have been diagnosed with chronic illness. Whitney has her own column in Psychology Today and has been featured in dozens of domestic and international publications, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, NY Magazine, Instyle, and Good Morning America.

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We’re On A Mission To Help Families

Some families need more than knowledge to thrive. Every quarter, Calling Home will donate to an organization, group, or person who is truly making a difference for families in their community.

We are committed to helping families access:

  • safe housing
  • reliable childcare
  • nutritious food
  • healthcare and medical services
  • clothing
  • transportation