Synopses & Reviews
The crucial struggle between connectedness and autonomy and its effect on friendships between women forms the heart of this brilliant and timely book. Helps develop a sense of self in order to enjoy richer friendships.
When your best friend makes you angry, why can t you tell her?
As women pursue professional and personal goals, the support needed from female friends can be undermined by feelings of envy, competition, and anger. In this groundbreaking book, Luise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach show:
How mother-daughter relationships affect women s desire to forge close adult friendships
How to stop hiding painful feelings and speak up to your friends
How to enhance feelings of autonomy and self-development while remaining "connected" to others
Why "daring to differ" with friends can strengthen your value to each other as you strive for individuality
Compassionate and insightful, Between Women: Love, Envy, and Competition in Women s Friendships will help you achieve a strong sense of self and enjoy richer and more enduring relationships with your friends.
"A touching and lively book. Any woman will find her own story somewhere in these pages." -- The New York Times Book Review
"The book s message will ring true for all women." -- New York Woman"