Mothers who Drive Their Daughters Crazy: Ten Types of "impossible" Moms and how to Deal with Them

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Prima Pub., 1997 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
Meddlesome moms come in many varieties. In this eye-opening book, a husband-and-wife team with expertise in psychotherapy and relationships divides them into ten categories. No doubt you'll recognize your mother in at least one of them - maybe more. These moms may mean well, but even their best intentions can wreak havoc in their daughters' lives. Their tactics might change as their daughters mature, but the relationship remains unhealthy - and often mired in the negative patterns that are passed down from generation to generation. And that may be the greatest danger posed by poor mother-daughter relations - that you will repeat the mistakes you learned from your mother's example. Those mistakes can eventually affect your relations with friends, lovers, husbands, and, ultimately, your own daughter. This book can help you break that futile, discouraging cycle. The expert insights and down-to-earth advice you find here will show you how to step out of the wreckage of failed relationships and seize the freedom to be yourself and make your own decisions.

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Contents

Z The Controller
31
The Yenta
53
The Smother Mother
75
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Ed Cohen, a strategic leader with more than 25 years' experience in corporate learning and organization development, is Senior Vice President for Satyam Computer Services, Satyam School of Leadership in Hyderabad, India.
He is an international speaker on leadership and learning strategies. He is a contributing author to "Next Generation Corporate Universities," published by Pfieffer Publishing, a division of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He has also written numerous articles on strategic learning and leadership.
His background includes eight years with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and management consulting firm. He was founder and strategic leader of what became one of the world's most widely recognized corporate universities. During Ed Cohen's tenure, Booz Allen received more than 30 "Excellence in Practice" recognitions from the American Society for Training & Development.
Ed Cohen earned a Master of Science in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida. He lives in India with his wife and daughter.

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