Torn in Two

Torn in Two

The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence

Book - 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: London : Virago Press, c2005
Edition: New and rev. ed
ISBN: 9781844081714
Branch Call Number: 155.6463 PAR
Characteristics: xv, 334 p. ; 21 cm

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