When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life

When You and Your Mother Can t Be Friends Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life 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

  • Title: When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life
  • Author: Victoria Secunda
  • ISBN: 9780385304238
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    1. I bought this for obvious reasons. Being estranged from your mother can be a lonely, isolating thing. After all, how many people do you know who aren't close to their mother? Not in a "Grrr, she drives me crazy let the answering machine pick up & I'll deal with her later" kind of way, but in a "I haven't spoken to my mother in years and it's better that way" way?Personally I don't know of anyone other than, well, me. And in that sense this book is a tremendous help. Reading the first-hand ta [...]


    2. After reading a few books that skim over real mother-daughter issues, it was a breath of fresh air to read one that felt as if the author knew me. This was probably because mothers & daughters have had stressed relationships since the beginning of time, and my experience is nothing new in relation to the bigger picture. It felt good to know that what I went through isn't normal, that I shouldn't feel guilty for something that has been a generational problem, and that protecting my mental/psy [...]


    3. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever had problems with their mother or simply need to understand mother-daughter dynamics. This interplay does not only effect the direct protagonists but it also has a profound effect on our choice of friends, partners and work. Understanding this relationship means starting the road to real maturity. I myself being a person who is in therapy because of a dominating mother, found this book helpful. Reading about other women having problems with thei [...]


    4. As always with this type of book, I think there is too much of putting people into little "boxes."I also thought there were too many examples that didn't really fit the labels.I did enjoy the chapters called "The Doormat" and "Truce". They were helpfulge 82: Anita describes her Doormat mother this way: My mother is so sensitive, the smallest criticism reduces her to tears. So everything with her is sweetness and light. Any problems I ever had with her, if I tried to talk about them, she'd just k [...]


    5. Yes, the eternal struggle of mother and daughter and the sometimes perceived luxury lived by the younger and all the hardships and frustrations lived by the elder to benefit the young. Sigh. You can try to seek to understand their level. Help them till the cows come home but if they are just so jaded then, well sometimes you have to just separate and take care of yourself. Very enlightening. Example stories or all sorts of mother-daughter relationships. Pray for an understanding father or extend [...]


    6. Neverovatno je da je autorica dala oglas da bi volela razgovarati sa osobama koje nisu u dobrim odnosima sa svojim majkama ili cerkama i proputovala pola Amerike da bi intervjuisala sve one koje su se javile na oglas, a sve zarad studije koju je radila na tu temu i tako je nastala ova knjiga.Veoma poucna i informativna studija o svim aspektima odnosa majki i cerki i njihov uticaj na zivot i licnost obeju, a i najblizih oko njih. Prvenstveno je namenjena osobama koje imaju 'nerazresenih racuna' i [...]


    7. Definitely a great read for anyone struggling with their Mother. This book rang true for me in many areas, especially the parenting styles, and offered insight into my Mother's ongoing emotionally abusive behavior and controlling nature: and particularly those generational mistakes which I do not want to repeat with my own young daughter. I would recommend this book for anyone who has suffered greatly at the hands of their own Mother or just wants some insight in how to deal with a complicated M [...]


    8. I read about 1/2 of this book before my mother died. It rang true in so many areas of my life. After my mom died, it was interesting to note that the things I had highlighted and found so relevant at the time didn't seem to matter to me anymore. I would recommend this book to anyone that struggled with a challenging mother/child relationship as it often felt like the author had been skulking outside my house watching me grow up.


    9. I have had some problems with my Mom over the last couple of years and this book has brought so many insights into her behavior and what causes the behavior and how to handle it. It has been very helpful. I recommend it to anyone that may be having familial relationship issues. Although the book focuses on the mother/daughter relationship I think it is applicable for just about any familial relationship


    10. Purchased and read this book in 1990 when it was first published. Just returned to skim the areas I highlighted way back then, and found some new insights, in addition to reaffirming the author's clear-headed truths. This is a difficult but important book for any woman who has a challenging (or unresolved) adult relationship with her mother. Absolutely recommend.


    11. I was surprised by how accurate the author's descriptions of the 5 different mothering styles and 5 daughter styles were. I learned a lot about myself, but not so much about how to improve my relationships with my mother or my daughters. Good book, but not much useful advice.


    12. So soThis is very typical of today's self help movement. Maybe in another 20 years someone will have something to help me with my relationship with my mother. This didn't at all.






    13. Another really solid title for adult daughters who are navigating difficulties with their mothers. This focused more on the identification of mother-daughter archetypes (critic, smotherer, avenger, etc. and angel, superachiever, cipher, etc.) and on the ways those relationships can play out (friendship, truce, divorce). It was a satisfying read in a somewhat-detached and cut-and-dried way, but it didn't offer the practical, emotional support that Susan Forward's Mothers Who Can't Love did. The c [...]



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