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Mothers, Sons, and Lovers

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Through exercises and guided meditations, the author provides the means to uncover the influence of the primal bond between a man and his mother and to facilitate healing there—as well as in marriage, parenthood, friendship, and all other relationships of love.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 23rd 1993 by Shambhala
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Melinda
Aug 04, 2011 Melinda rated it did not like it
I read this book after I read "What Could He Be Thinking?" by the same author. WCHBT I thought very worthwhile and would recommend highly. This one... well, not so great.

The premise, that any man is hindered when he cannot grow up and be a man because his mother hangs on to him, or because he clings to her.... is fairly well understood. Who hasn't seen the 40 year old man who obeys his mother like a 5 year old, or the 25 year old man who wants his mother to stop treating him like a child and thu
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Michaela
Nov 24, 2012 Michaela rated it did not like it
Got through 83 pages and then had to start skimming. In a nutshell, after reading the first few pages, boys grow up unable to have healthy relationships with women because they are under-fathered, over-mothered, and lack initiation ceremonies to assist in separating from their mothers. The author proposes to fix this by what appears to be a very feminine route - journaling. In a latter chapter I see it is recommended to write a letter to their Mother, the examples of which all start with, "I for ...more
Marlana Eck
Aug 03, 2013 Marlana Eck rated it liked it
Certainly enjoyable and informative. The first portion was useful to understand why our culture is...the way it is(i.e. perpetual children). The second half was generally self reflective and meditative.
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