Mothers, Sons, and Lovers: How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life

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Shambhala, 1994 - Psychology - 297 pages
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Gurian shows how the challenges a man typically encounters in relationships--such as codependency, insecurity, and the need for control--most often have their origin in the way he learned to relate to his mother. This guided journey helps facilitate healing in the primal bond and other love relationships.

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Mothers, sons, and lovers: how a man's relationship with his mother affects the rest of his life

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Modern society lacks the rituals available in primitive cultures, claims Gurian, whereby a boy separates from his mother as he moves into manhood. As a result, many modern men do not adequately ... Read full review

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When I read the reviews on this book, I noticed that they were written by women who did not understand the essence of the work in this book. This is intended for men, to touch a part that is far too deep for women to access. For a woman to provide inside on the content of the book would be the same for me to review a book about experiencing menstruation. I apologize for the crudity of that statement, but it indicates how deep this book is.
From my own experiences, I will say that I have never, ever had a book that revolutionised my sense of self and my relationships. It deals with deep, hidden structures that affect all of your relationships with women. The growth of depth, love and maturity I experiences after putting the material in the book to work. The difference was like night and day.
I urge you to read this book, his other works, and the works of Robert L Moore which it derives from.
5 stars.



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Michael Gurian is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Wonder of Boys (Tarcher, 1996). He is a family therapist, corporate consultant, lecturer, and founder of the Gurian Institute. Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately thirty cities per year to keynote at conferences. He is the author of twenty-five books.

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