Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship

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Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship Author Linda Schierse Leonard
ISBN-10 0804011583
ISBN-13 9780804011587
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 206
Language English
Publisher Swallow Press
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This book is an invaluable key to self understanding Using examples from her own life and the lives of her clients as well as from dreams fairy tales myths films and literature Linda Schierse Leonard a Jungian analyst exposes the wound of the spirit that both men and women of our culture beara wound that is grounded in a poor relationship between masculine and feminine principles Leonard speculates that when a father is wounded in his own psychological development he is not able to give his daughter the care and guidance she needs Inheriting this wound she may find that her ability to express herself professionally intellectually sexually and socially is impaired On a broader scale Leonard discusses how women compensate for cultural devaluation resorting to passive submission the Eternal Girl or a defensive imitation of the masculine the Armored Amazon The Wounded Woman shows that by understanding the father daughter wound and working to transform it psychologically it is possible to achieve a fruitful caring relationship between men and women between fathers and daughters a relationship that honors both the mutuality and the uniqueness of the sexes

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