In the Company of Women
All women long for the enjoyment, counsel and emotional support found in close relationships. However, although they might wish that strong friendships would just "happen," they generally find that they require skill and effort. In the Company of Women gives...
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All women long for the enjoyment, counsel and emotional support found in close relationships. However, although they might wish that strong friendships would just "happen," they generally find that they require skill and effort. In the Company of Women gives insight into the art of friendship, offering wisdom and practical advice into how a woman can make-and nurture-lifelong relationships with other women. Whether a woman is single or married, employed or parenting full-time, In the Company of Women will give her tips for building stronger, closer relationships with her mother, sisters, daughters, friends, mentors and peers throughout every phase of her life.
1. The Necessary Company Of Women^2. Mother: Our First Connection^3. Mother Love^4. Mother Woe^5. Making Peace With Our Mothers^6. Daughters: Our Mirror Images^7. The Sister Knot^8. Women And Friendship^9. Key Players And Second Stringers^10. The Art Of Friendship^11. Surviving Conflict In Friendships^12. Friendship's End^13. When Men Aren't Enough^14. Mentors: Passing The Torch^15. My Mentor/Myself^16. The Legacy^17. Epilogue^217 Pages
Women Need Other Women, Cradle to Grave. No matter what your stage in life-raising children, building a career, adjusting to an empty nest-you'll find that much of your emotional support comes from your mother, a sister, daughters, female friends and mentors. As a recent Roper poll discovered, women value emotional bonds above everything else. They are vital to both our happiness and our health. Yet, like many women, you may find that the overwhelming demands of family and career make it difficult for you to develop deep relationships. Now IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN addresses the key issues involved in developing these relationships-issues such as: *What can I do to develop lifelong friendships-and be a better friend? *How can I learn to be a nurturing mother if I wasn't nurtured as a child or if my own mother lives far away? *What is the best way to handle conflict in friendships? *How do I handle the death of a friendship? *AND MANY OTHERS Learn how you can build and nurture relationships that will add to the richness of your life. Because there is no substitute for the support you can find IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN.
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