Through exercises and guided meditations, the author provides the means to uncover the influence of the primal bond between a man and his mother and to facilitate healing there—as well as in marriage, parenthood, friendship, and all other relationships of love.
“This absorbing book explores, with great feeling, the positive and negative features of the mother-son bond and how they show up in adult relationships. Michael Gurian uses mythic stories and examples that help us understand how we men got to be the way we are. He also offers practices that empower us to become what we can be, fearless lovers. Women will also benefit from this book since it helps them see into our wounds and our potential to grow from them.”—David Richo, PhD, author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships
“A caring and compassionate journey. Michael Gurian teaches us to separate the threads of our mothers’ influence in our lives—the parts we love, as well as the parts we hate—and to claim all the power contained in the mother–son bond.”—Warren Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power
“Sensitive, thoughtful, readable, and practical. Michael Gurian’s work has the potential to transform men and women from adversaries into respected partners and friends.”—Carol S. Pearson, author of The Hero Within
“Enlivened by examples and easy to read, this book makes a contribution to the literature on male personal development.”—Library Journal