Bestselling author John Lee provides fresh and sometimes frightening insights into the mysterious bond-or bondage- between millions of mothers and their sons, and explains how this often unhealthy dynamic can detrimentally impact men in their adult lives, as well as their lovers, wives, or girlfriends.
Several years ago, John Lee wrote what came to be the most authoritative book on why men run from relationships, The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man. In his new book, he revisits the mother-son relationship and gently but assertively shows men how to separate from the mother energy that has a massive pull on their hearts and souls, no matter how young
or old they may be. Filled with case studies, self-help psychology, and exercises, the book reveals:
- why a relationship of 50-50 responsibility doesn't work, and what does work
- how men can stop "sonning" mothers, lovers, and wives
- why one must learn his or her own "rhythm of closeness"
- how to be really present to those we love and to life itself
For women who care about a man caught in an unhealthy dynamic, Lee shows them how to keep from being a man's surrogate mother and how to navigate the rocky relationship terrain. He also shows well-meaning mothers how their behaviors may be perpetuating an unhealthy cycle. For anyone who is ready to make a clean, clear, and guiltfree separation from the kind of (s)mothering and "sonning" that just hasn't worked, John Lee will show them the way.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 08 / 2015
- 153 x 230mm