Torn In Two

Torn In Two: Maternal Ambivalence

Paperback Published on: 01/09/2005
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New, revised edition of this bold and exciting book. More and more women confess uneasily to finding motherhood as much a source of pain as pleasure. Rozsika Parker presents a new understanding of maternal ambivalence, suggesting that the coexistence of love and hate can stimulate and sharpen a mother's awareness of what is going on between her and her child. Drawing on interviews, clinical material from her practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a range of literary sources, Torn in Two is original and accessible. With new readings of the work of Klein, Winnicott, Bowlby and others, this book offers invaluable - and often reassuring - insight into the conflicts confronting women at every stage of motherhood.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844081714
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 274g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm

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