Between Sisters: Secret Rivals, Intimate Friends

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Delacorte Press, 1992 - Psychology - 284 pages
"Sisters. They are the best of friends, the worst of friends. They can be as bullying as a big brother or as loving as the most endearing mother. They can be so alike in personality and style you can't tell them apart, or so totally opposite that you'd swear they came from different families. Yet, whatever their disparities, they are inextricably bound by their female gender." "In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Mathias, herself a sister to six siblings, brings both professional and personal insight into the sister connection. Using colorful stories from real lives as well as interviews with experts in the fields of psychology, family relations, and women's studies, Barbara Mathias illustrates the dynamics of a crucial relationship that has not been given the attention it deserves." "Guiding the reader through the maze and mystery of familial sisterhood, Mathias explores the wide range of intricate emotions...of jealousy, fury, and painful guilt...and of closeness, respect, and compatibility...of the diversity and the similarity between women who, no matter what their circumstances, are indelibly joined." "Between Sisters is a revealing study of one of the most significant relationships in a woman's life. Whether good or bad, loving or estranged, this complex connection exerts a lasting and powerful influence on every sister. Its invisible pull affects the way a woman raises a family, relates to her husband and her friends, and how she functions in her career." "With the understanding gained from this revealing book, you will not only change the way you see your sister and yourself, but find new value in the instinctual bond that links you."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Love/hate relationships between sisters in childhood may continue unresolved, affecting self-image and adult relationships- -so says journalist Mathias (The Washington Post, Family Circle, etc.), who ... Read full review

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Mathias, winner of the Washington Psychiatric Society's 1987 Community Achievement Award for her series of articles on mental health in the Washington Post , here explains how women relate to their ... Read full review


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