My Mother, My Friend: The Ten Most Important Things to Talk About With Your Mother

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Simon and Schuster, 2001 M09 29 - 208 pages
Every woman has things that she wants to talk about with her mother -- but can't. Big questions about health, aging and money, and even more personal issues about family secrets and Mom's relationship with Dad have made for extremely difficult conversations -- until now.
In My Mother, My Friend, communications expert and beloved national speaker Mary Marcdante demonstrates simple strategies and time-tested techniques for breaking down the barriers. She shows step by step how to build a more loving and authentic relationship with your mother by looking at such issues as:
  • Health and Sexuality
  • Money
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Family Secrets
  • Spirituality
...And more
Drawing from her nationwide workshops as well as from personal experience, Mary Marcdante shows us that these conversations not only matter, but can also be deeply enriching.
 

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Contents

Preface
11
Conversation 1
25
Conversation 2
60
Some Enchanted EveningRomantic Intimacy and Men
83
When You Walk Through a StormResolving Conflict
100
Do You Want to Know a Secret?Family Secrets
123
Show Me the Way to Go HomeAging
139
Amazing GraceSpirituality
156
Conversation 9
172
Wind Beneath My WingsAppreciation
189
Epilogue
203
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About the author (2001)

Mary Marcdante, a communication & stress management expert, started her own speaking & training company in 1980. She has presented programs to more than 1,500 businesses & associations, concentrating on the field of women's health care, one of the fastest growing industries in this country. Her short story, "Squeeze My Hand & I'll Tell You that I Love You," is included in "Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul". She lives in Del Mar, California.

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