Family dynamics can be tumultuous. This is a story about multiple generations of different family dynamics and how that has affected the writer. The complications that have sculpted and created each character into who they are. This book describes past struggles with emotional events and traumatic situations. This story covers four generations of family conflict and turmoil. There is heartache, death, and division. These things touch most families but for this writer it has had a strong hold on her and she is finally able to let go of the pain of Family Contentions.