When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends

Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life

Author: Victoria Secunda

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307431304

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 5137

This, the first book ever to say that mother is not always a girl's best friend, is based on a landmark study of the mother-daughter relationships. Secunda offers breakthrough advice on understanding, and improving, what could be a woman's most critical relationship.

When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends

Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life

Author: Victoria Secunda

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385304234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 406

View: 3094

Identifies five types of difficult mothers and the reactions they produce in their children, and offers advice on improving the mother-child relationship

Women and Their Fathers

The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life

Author: Victoria Secunda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385310239

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 5912

Examines the father-daughter relationship and how it influences a woman's feelings about men, sex, and commitment

Daughters and Mothers

Healing the Relationship

Author: Julie Firman,Dorothy Firman

Publisher: Crossroad Classic

ISBN: 9780824513054

Category: Interpersonal conflict.

Page: 234

View: 7253

Discusses the mother-daughter relationship, looks at the difficulties that sometimes develop, and shares the stories of those who have improved their relationships

I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!

A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict

Author: Roni Cohen-Sandler,Michelle Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101076984

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3564

For mothers who are reeling from the rockiness of an ever-changing adolescent, or struggling with a relationship that's deteriorating by the day, here is encouragement, reassurance, and great advice. "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!" discusses the social, emotional, cultural, and psychological issues that can lead to mother-daughter conflicts. It offers illuminating and very recognizable case studies, and demonstrates how mother-daughter friction during adolescence can actually empower girls by teaching them invaluable skills. By providing mothers with much-needed encouragement and practical strategies to help their daughters grow into emotionally healthy and capable adults, "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!" can transform the tempestuous teenage years into years of positive, enriching growth.

Mothers who Drive Their Daughters Crazy

Ten Types of "impossible" Moms and how to Deal with Them

Author: Susan Simon Cohen

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761509851

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 229

View: 3854

Discusses how to deal with ten types of mothers, including the controller, the seductress, the critic, and the competitor.

Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself

The Defining Turning Point of Adult Life

Author: Victoria Secunda

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786886517

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

View: 6422

Examines the impact of a parent's death on all aspects of life, exploring its influence on relationships with family and friends and explaining how such an event provides an opportunity to redefine one's self-identity.

Mothers Who Can't Love

A Healing Guide for Daughters

Author: Susan Forward,Donna Frazier Glynn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062204351

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 7821

With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and how You Can Change Them

Author: Richard J. Davidson,Sharon Begley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452298881

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 8471

A pioneer in brain research outlines a blueprint for human emotions while sharing practical strategies for correcting unhealthy emotional styles, providing recommendations for areas ranging from everyday well-being to the treatments of such conditions as autism and depression. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Side by Side

The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication

Author: Charles Sophy,Brown Kogen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061986277

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5565

“Readers [of Side by Side] will come away with a rich perspective and a renewed ability to connect head and heart so that every mother/daughter will have a richer, more satisfying relationship.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Renowned family and child psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy’s Side by Side offers a proven strategy to restore loving and effective communication between mothers and daughters. Dr. Sophy, Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and regular guest on the Today Show and Larry King Live, has found that the most promising—and problematic—family dynamic is the one between mother and daughter. Dr. Sophy developed the program presented in Side by Side in response to this realization. In the vein of Deborah Tannen’s You’re Wearing That? and Christiane Northrup’s Mother Daughter Wisdom, Side by Side offers valuable advice for mothers and daughters everywhere.

Nobody's Baby Now

Reinventing Your Adult Relationship with Your Mother and Father

Author: Susan Newman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802718105

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 7581

Are you tired of conversations or visits ending in arguments or hurt feelings-yours or theirs? Do you feel guilty about things you did and didn't do or say? Do you say "I'll never be like my parents," only to realize that you act more like them than you'd ever imagined? Nobody's Baby Now is a practical guide to resolving those and other dilemmas by reinventing your relationship with your parents. Susan Newman, a social psychologist who specializes in family dynamics, offers realistic strategies for improving the adult child-parent relationship, based on two years of interviews with 150 adults between the ages of twenty-eight and fifty-five, who share their experiences-from pet peeves and holiday conflicts to money issues and long-standing grudges. Their stories are universally familiar and provide insights into your own family dynamics, while their strategies for changing patterns of behavior on both sides are inspiring. Covering issues as varied as boundaries and babies, in-laws and careers, Nobody's Baby Now gives you the tools to keep disagreements to a minimum, turn intolerable situations around, and guide the transformation of your adult child-parent relationship into a mature, supportive, and loving connection.

Diamond Heart: Book One

Elements of the Real in Man

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823845

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 9054

This five-volume series presents a collection of talks given by Almaas on topics such as faith, commitment, nobility and suffering, truth and compassion, allowing, and growing up. Through these talks, Almaas offers valuable guidance and advice for those on a spiritual path, and he explores the challenges and psychological barriers faced by those seeking self-realization.

Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Author: Terri Apter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393081028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 2838

Describes the five different types of difficult mothers, explains how adults can still suffer from negative relationships with their mothers, and how people can overcome the challenges of their complex feelings.

When Madness Comes Home

Help and Hope for Families of the Mentally Ill

Author: Victoria Secunda

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786883264

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 9407

The acclaimed author of "When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends" knows mental illness firsthand. Her painful, personal experience has served as the genesis for this book, a groundbreaking exploration of the effects which mental illness wreaks on the family.

Daughters and Mothers

Making it Work

Author: Julie Firman,Dorothy Firman

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780757301247

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 7499

The mother/daughter relationship is one of the most intense relationships a woman will ever experience-it is strong and primary. This first and essential relationship has a powerful, though often subtle, effect on an adult woman's interactions with her mate, children, friends-and herself. Often, this crucial bond, which was initially based in love, turns into one of anger, guilt and resentment, the effects of which can permeate a woman's life; a burden from the past that is haunting, limiting and debilitating. In this profound book, coauthors Julie Firman and her daughter Dorothy Firman, both psychotherapists who specialize in mother/daughter workshops, help readers sift through old behavior patterns, feelings and thoughts to transform their relationships and, ultimately, themselves. For every woman who experiences the pain in her relationship with her mother or daughter, there is the promise of finding the joy. The Firmans will help readers grow beyond their limitations into more integrated, freer and more fulfilled women, using stories from their own lives, case studies of other women, and practical, revealing workbook exercises. Daughters and Mothers is an essential guide for women who want to heal their relationship and achieve greater acceptance, love and harmony. It book is for women of all ages-and one that is never too late to read.

The Power of Flow

Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence

Author: Charlene Belitz,Meg Lundstrom

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307807819

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 899

Imagine feeling as though the world is working with you, not Àagainst you. Imagine a day in which you make every green light and slip effortlessly into a parking spot in the most crowded part of town. You make a To Do list, and the people on it call you first. You turn on the radio just in time to hear the exact information you need. These meaningful coincidences, called synchronicity, are sure signs you are "in the flow." Based on new, groundbreaking research, The Power of Flow goes beyond other books on synchronicity to provide you with sixteen easy-to-understand techniques that allow you to access this magical state of flow and create a richer, more satisfying life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Toxic Parents

Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Author: Susan Forward

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307575322

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9833

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them. When you were a child... Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you are an adult... Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know

A Practical Guide to Improving Communication Between the Sexes

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random

ISBN: 9780091806538

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 427

View: 6667

A practical guide to achieving and maintaining personal fulfilment within a thriving and exciting long-term relationship, without having to chose between self-sacrifice or divorce.