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...saved my relationship with my 19 year old daughter.
am 6. Juli 1999
I did not realize the huge repurcussions it would create in my life, when my youngest daughter left home, for college. Friends told me it would be a huge adjustment but, I just "poo pooed," them and said,"no," I am prepared for it; and besides, it will be a wonderful experience for her to live away from home and experience life in the dorm. As a single mother, I had come to depend upon my daughter in numerous social situations. We were friends who went to movies, dinner, watched some TV together, took trips together.I began to count on her to be my partner for any plays or other events that were on our community calendar. I realize today, that I had become overly dependent on my child to be a source of company for me.I had not developed enough outside resources of my own. After she left for school, I began to slowly slip emotionally - I just could not seem to get myself together - I could not stop calling, writing or e-mailing; I was totally nuts and, so was my life! She finally told me herself, to back off and give her some space. It was difficult to accept those words but I knew she was right; I was taking away her dignity as a 19 year old adult. The book has helped me so much to realize that I need to focus on making my own life the fullest that it can be and, not put that burden on any of my three children. Thanks Melody.