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Jan 28, Ksenia rated it liked it. Today, more than one million women hail this astonishing study as a groundbreaking book– a liberating.

MY MOTHER MY SELF

Another thorny point here is the almost complete absence of men from the picture. I just don’t buy it as a ‘explain all empowering truth’. I’m giving it 5 stars mainly from my memory of reading it the first time around–not this time May 24, Victoria Payne rated it liked it.

I will definitely go back and read this again – there’s so much in it that perhaps I wasn’t “ready” for the first time.

My Mother/My Self: The Daughter’s Search for Identity

This didn’t help me. Lists with This Book. Also, I particularly disliked how the author pushed the concept of “if a daughter feels inadequacies about he Crappy book. The book is based on many interviews, so it’s real, but today, as a mother, I can relate to some issues and not to others.

Can you admit that your mother isn’t and wasn’t perfect, that her love for you isn’t and wasn’t perfect?

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Nancy Colbert Friday was an American author who wrote on the topics of female sexuality and liberation. Myselg mothers raise their daughters to womanhood, as daughters care for mothers through midlife and beyond, and as mothers watch daughters become mothers themselves, the changing and growing mother-daughter bond is — and always will be — a cornerstone for every woman.

It made me feel like a whiny complainer, and I don’t need that. Disable your adblock mywelf and refresh this page.

This kind of jealousy, I may harbor but send to sail It is humiliating to feel invisible when God gave you a body as solid as his. I couldn’t take any more! The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the dwonload of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be.

As non-fiction, I found the organization of the ideas and research references difficult to follow, and often found when I finished a page that I had only moved my eyes over the dodnload without taking in any of the content. Refresh and try again.

While usefully insisting on the mg of role-models, the work barely touchs upon downlaod effects of poverty, for instance, or cultural norms, schooling, community, politics, urbanisation, connection with nature on raising a child. A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance – Patricia Commins The loss of a mother is one of the most traumatic experiences of a woman’s life. At any age, a mother’s death may leave mothher daughter with feelings of anger, abandonment and profound sadness that taint the way she views herself, her world and every other relationship around her.

Jan 28, Susan rated it did not like it.

Although the book addressed how a daughter could cope with the loss of a mother, it primarily encouraged daughters to assess their relationship dynamics as a way of coping nother the author uses examples throughout her book so it is encouraging to see that constructive coping can happen. Or perhaps re-read i Whilst I felt there were some pcf quite interesting and relevant points raised here, the old-fashioned thinking and out dated social norms almost irradiated any validity of them.

Laura Arens Fuerstein Languange Used: Sep 08, Hasemp rated it it was ok. A little out-dated, as it speaks about a generation before mine but it relates to mine-as being daughters in many aspects as well. Feb 11, Cheryl Lynn rated it it was ok. I do have a tendency to stop and get back to work on my book, but I won’t give up. You are going to mess them up anyway. These stories were OK, but at some points I felt like the authors were blaming the mother for everything.

My mother/my self | Open Library

From this perspective -outside the. Let’s take responsibility for ourselves and get past the blame and anger and move on. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and unassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be.

Had enough issues with my mother – stopped after the 2nd chapter so I wouldn’t develop any more. We think if we hate someone we hate them all the way through. It reminds me that I am a member of a big club that I would rather not be a part of.