When a Woman Is in an Emotional Tug-of-War for Her Man's Heart Why can't he commit? Many women find themselves asking this question when in love with a man who won't get married, won't stop womanizing, or refuses to give up his sex addictions. Often this kind of man is bound by an unhealthy attachment to his mother. This phenomenon is called "mother-son enmeshment." In When He's Married to Mom, clinical psychologist and renowned intimacy expert Dr. Kenneth M. Adams goes beyond the stereotypes of momma's boys and meddling mothers to explain how mother-son enmeshment affects everyone: the mother, the son, and the woman who loves him. In his twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Adams has successfully treated hundreds of enmeshed men and shares their stories in this informative guide. He provides proven methods to make things better, including: -- Guidelines to help women create fulfilling relationships with mother-enmeshed men -- Tools to help mother-enmeshed men have healthy and successful dating experiences leading to serious relationships and marriage -- Strategies to help parents avoid enmeshing their children When He's Married to Mom provides practical and compassionate advice to the women who are involved with mother-enmeshed men, to the mothers who wish to set them free, and to the men themselves.
When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthy—even incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundaries—usually done in the name of 'love' and 'caring.' The parent's love feels more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more intrusive than nurturing. Yet these children suffer from what psychologist Kenneth Adams calls The Silent Seduction—because there is nothing loving or caring about a close parent-child relationship that services the needs of the parent rather than the child. In this revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams explains how 'feeling close,' especially with the opposite-sex parent, is not the source of comfort the image suggests, especially when that child is cheated out of a childhood by being a parent's surrogate partner. He offers a framework to understand this covert incest and its effect on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships, and how victims can begin the process of recovery.
Sworn to Uphold explores the story of an outstanding Air Force pilot who defends the nations capital and of his wife who works as a top-fl ight but devious advisor in the White House. Everything that one can ask for in a thriller is compressed into the nonstop action of this story. Heroism struggles for survival while ambition, infi delity, and doubledealing fill the lives of many of its characters. The story also features hair-breadth escapes when an order that would ground the pilot for alleged misconduct reaches his commander a few minutes late and when a terrorist outwits a brilliant detective who has almost fi gured out his plans. The ultimate result is even greater terror when the shattered limo with the President, accompanied by the pilots wife and children, is pursued by terrorists. At the same time, the pilot in his jet defends them from the terrorists with cannon fire and rockets. Love and honor have to battle for their rightful recognition even when the terrorists are defeated. Near the end, amid the snake-pit of the capital, the story makes its central theme of honor unequivocal. Aiming to destroy the President that he has saved, the pilot sets conditions to receive the nations ultimate award for heroism in a duel of wits that pits the pilot and the President against each other.
The first book in Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Make Me a Star series introduces six teenagers, each waiting for that first big break Open call! Now casting for brand-new prime time series. No experience necessary. Tenth grader Miranda Newgate is visiting Los Angeles on spring break when her cousin hears about a casting call for extras on a new TV series. Miranda goes to the audition, but ends up reading for a bigger part. Then it’s back to Massachusetts, to term papers and biology projects while waiting for the call that could change her life. Stage star Molly O’Malley is a serious actress. But she could sure use the exposure from a network show that will be seen from coast to coast. Alison Blake is Miss Young America, but that doesn’t give her a free pass. She has to work harder than anyone else to prove she isn’t just another pretty face. Former child star T. J. Tyler is ready for his comeback. He needs the leading role to show the world he wasn’t washed up at eleven. Rafe Marquez has no acting experience. But he’s hot and hunky and goes after what he wants—and he wants to make it big. Bill Douglas has been on so many TV shows, this one should be a breeze. But in this business, you never know. Who will make the final cut and rise to stardom on Hard Time High?
The idea for this book came when Stephanie began making a list of things that annoy her about her husband, and found how hard it was, once she had started, to stop. Here are the first Ten Things, just to give you an idea. He: (1) Leaves the bread unwrapped after making toast so it goes stale. (2) Writes illegible names and addresses on things like Christmas cards then tells her off when she try to amend them. (3) Breathes really loudly when he's asleep - 'I wasn't SNORING' - so that it's like being woken every night at 2am by Darth Vader. And not in a sexy, black cloak, galaxy ruling sort of way. (4) Says, 'I'm putting you in charge of that' as if he's doing her a favour when he wants to get out of doing something. (5) Says, 'Well, let's not make a problem out of it, shall we?' before ignoring the thing she's just told him about that's really bugging her and that she wants him to fix. (6) Doesn't fix things the minute she asks him to. (7) Manages to get the children to bed with far less yelling than she does. (8) Always sees the other side in an argument, i.e., the side that isn't hers. (10) Adores her mother. Viciously funny, touchingly honest and only too true, this is Stephanie Calman at her brilliant best.
Ever wonder what you would do if you were struck down, knocked unconscious and when you awoke, discovered you had no recollection of your past life? Your name, family, occupation, as well as your entire past appear wiped out. Alone and befuddled you have no clues as to who you are and all you have in your pocket is a crumpled ten dollar bill. Eventually strangers come along and give you a ride. They take you into their world with their friends and then onto another state to a construction job site where they are scheduled to work. What about the family, friends, and job you left behind? Their lives are entangled with the police and their frustrations are immense. Your past family survives and through the years they start a new family. Delusionary is the story that will lead you into this maze through the years and unfold the journey both families undertake. This might happen to you
"I found myself asking as a child and as a grownup, What is happiness? I did not know that there could be so much sadness and unhappiness in anyones life. So many times I would ask myself, is this a dream? Does a father suppose to treat his family like this? Money was not a problem. We, as an African American family was not lacking in this capacity not at all. We went to church every Sunday, but were cursed out before we went, by daddy, who would hit the top of the bedroom doors as hard as he could with his fist, and say, get your black asses up. He was a so-called diligent church worker. We were an upper middle-class family that lived in this big house. We live better than most of or the average Caucasian family. We had cattle, horses, chickens, goats, lambs, pigs, and cotton fields, and property. He was the general labor foreman over the rest of the foremen, at a giant petrochemical company as a contractor as far as I remember. This was in the late 1950s through about the mid or late 1970s. Why was my, my sisters, my brother, and mothers lives so miserable and horrible? We also had cars, trucks, and some money. What was or went wrong? My father was not a drunk, not on narcotics, and not a gambler. I invite you to read this story and you may see why there was so much Pain and still so much pain. The pain was through almost my entire life."
Come, Sit, and Say Hello to a therapy dog dropout named Chipper! "Chipper's Friends" is a hilarious true story of love and friendship-told through the eyes of a rescued shelter mutt. You'll love reading about Squeaker (the beloved squirrel), Bart (the hateful cockatiel), Kacey (the attack rabbit), Cheyenne (the best foster puppy), Screamy Houdini (the worst foster puppy), Annie (the singing nursing home resident), Ernie (the ornery kicker), Sammy (the grumpy growler), Odie (the good-humored paramedic), Fake John Denver, and many others. Chipper's inspiring tale, written for adults and children of all ages, shows that you don't have to be perfect to make a difference. It is sure to leave a paw print on your heart!
And you think your mom is too involved? Meet the mother of all mothers in this “hilarious” memoir (North Shore News). Adam Chester is the son of a very loving mom, who for almost thirty years has peppered his life with unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters. Here, he presents a selection of her correspondence showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take. Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out killer bees? Is Adam at imminent risk of frostbite should he ever decide to visit San Francisco? And are adult trick-or-treaters really that much of a threat? With time, perspective, and plenty of therapy, Adam acknowledges and accepts the comedy of it all—and in this book he shares his story of an unforgettable mom who gives “overprotective” a whole new meaning.
Justin Bieber weiß: Seine Mutter blickt auf schwere Zeiten zurück, geprägt von Schmerz, Armut und tragischen Entscheidungen. Offen und ehrlich bekennt Pattie Mallette ihre Drogensucht, ihren Selbstmordversuch und ihre ungewollte Schwangerschaft. Doch als sie kaum tiefer sinken konnte, begann ihr Weg der Heilung. Hier schildert sie, wie das gelang. Und sie macht Mut: Derselbe Gott, der ihr Leben verändert hat, kann jeden Menschen berühren und wieder aufrichten. Auch Fans von Teenie-Idol Justin Bieber kommen nicht zu kurz: Mallette erzählt von seiner Kindheit und was hinter den Kulissen geschah, als der begabte Junge plötzlich ein Mega-Star wurde.
The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.
The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the Tower The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills. *'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times * 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express * 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday
Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
Short Description: If The Shoe Fits follows the intersecting lives of six women on one day as they discover something about love and loss, about themselves, about other women, and, yes, about shoes. In spite of age differences, there is one thing all women have in common—shoes mirror their state of mind. If The Shoe Fits mixes style and metaphor to create a poignant journey that transcends shoe preference. Long Description: If the Shoe Fits weaves together the stories of five women and a teenage girl, all in different stages of their lives, on one spring day in 2007. Each chapter is written from one of the six character’s points of view and mentions a shoe choice. No matter whether a woman gains weight or what other changes take place in her life, shoes always fit. Yet If the Shoe Fits shows us that a woman’s shoe choice mirrors her stage of life. And what once fit her well may no longer suit her, so she must shop for another pair. In the course of a single day, all six characters interact in some way—some dramatically, some only in passing. Yet each woman learns that she has to be comfortable in her own shoes before she can appreciate another woman’s style. As the scene shifts from a Midwestern courthouse, to the mall, to a middle school and to a restaurant, each character discovers something about love and loss, about herself and other women. Sharon, a single mother pushing forty, hasn’t yet recovered from her divorce, but now finds herself fighting for custody of her fourteen-year-old daughter, Tessa. Fiftyish college professor Carol, Tessa’s stepmother, is determined to help her new husband Wes gain custody of Tessa, at almost any cost. Stephanie, twenty-nine, is Wes’s capable single attorney who is trying to balance personal relationships with her fierce need for independence and material success. Madeline, a married mother of two and part-time college professor, is Sharon’s thirty-something best friend. Loyal but overcommitted, she just might turn out to be Carol’s worst nemesis. Adele, Carol’s sixty-year-old therapist, must balance her clients’ needs with the demands of her increasingly forgetful husband and aging mother. If the Shoe Fits is a book for women of all ages who want wit and style, but who also crave heart and soul.
A former WorldCom employee describes her role in helping expose history's largest corporate fraud, chronicling her life from her Mississippi upbringing to a high-level position at WorldCom and discussing the discovery of fraud in her company's dealings, the decision-making process that led her to become a whistleblower, and the influence of her personal faith and ethics on her decision.
Marriages are in a constant state of defeat unlike any other time in history. Every marital bout imaginable is breaking out in homes all across America and other parts of the world. Whats happening to the state of the family? Whats happening to Gods greatest institution for man? How can we save marriages from this devastating blow of divorce and defeat? Are you tired of getting punched and knocked around in the ring of your marriage covenant? Have you declared victory that youll not get knocked out of the ring?
If someone asked, "Are you a fan of Jesus?", how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and can recite each lyric from your favorite band. In short, you're a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is, Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture—the fan response. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this student edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian, and what it means to follow the radical call Jesus presents. So will you be a fan, or a follower?
What do you see when you look at me? Do you see a daughter? A sister? A cousin? A friend? A mother? A granddaughter? An aunt? A niece? Or do you see a murderer? A liar? As crazy ? A whore? A cheater? A bitch? Robber? A hustler? Dumb? A victim or a survivor.
'In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.