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Finding Our Fathers is a treasure. It is a classic that greatly influenced my thinking. coauthor of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. Samuel Osherson, P. Every man need to identify the good in his father, to feel how we are like them, as well as the ways we are different from them. From that, I believe, comes a fuller, trustworthy sense of masculinity, a way of caring and nurturing, of being strong without being destructive. Although nearly thirty years old, this book contains timeless insights into our relationships with our fathers, and the effects is has upon our lives. Anyone looking into this area will be well rewarded by reading this book.
Keifer said: At bottom, healing the wounded father is a process of untangling the myths and fantasies.
My Father Before Me by Michael Diamond This book by Michael Diamond revolves around the fact that how the habits, lifestyles and profession of both a father and a son has influence on each other's life. Fathers and Sons by Ron Jenson and Matt Jenson This book preaches you ten principles of life that helps you in improving your relationship with your father
Author : Samuel Osherson,Samuel Osherton. Publisher : Ballantine Books. THE BOSTON HERALD In this ground-breaking book, Harvard psychologist Samuel Osherson shows how a man's unreconciled childhood images of his father affects his relationships with his wife, children, friends, and boss-and how it can lead to a profound sense of loneliness, vulnerability, and rage. Osherson shows how every man can resolve the inner conflict of the father-son relationship and begin to develop a new sense of strength and purpose in his family life and career.
He offers himself as a case in point. His father, emotionally austere and uncommunicative, is the unwitting villain here; his nurturing mother, the instrument of grace. Cast as victim, the author strives, in his own marriage, fatherhood and career, to pick up the broken pieces of his boyhood and put them together into a man. The theme is important. Though ostensibly a book about fathers and sons, the dominant preoccupation in "Finding Our Fathers" is the helplessness and confusion many men apparently feel today in their relationships, especially sexual, with women. A better title for this book might have been "Male Vulnerability, Dependence and Confusion in the Presence of Contemporary Women. Instead we have a kind of "Daddy Dearest" in which maleness is the criminal and men the victim.
Books By Samuel Osherson. Finding Our Fathers: How a Man's Life Is Shaped by His Relationship with His Father. Wrestling with Love: How Men Struggle with Intimacy with Women, Child. The Passions Of Fatherhood. Finding Our Fathers: The Unfinished Business of Manhood. Similar Authors To Samuel Osherson.
THE BOSTON HERALD In this ground-breaking book, Harvard psychologist Samuel Osherson shows how a man's unreconciled childhood images of his father affects his relationships with his wife, children, friends, and boss-and how it can lead to a profound sense of loneliness, vulnerability, and rage. see all 3 descriptions).
The relationship between a father and his children is a repeating topic in huge numbers of Arthur Miller's plays, including Death of a Salesman, The Price All My Sons and The Man Who Had All the Luck. Being profoundly affected by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov and the Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen, and seeing his own particular father to be a disappointment throughout and after the Depression, Miller created a characteristic enthusiasm for and interest with this theme. Shakespeare’s Hamlet provides a close look at a son’s relationship with his parents, particularly the way a man’s bond with his mother changes after his father dies. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is haunted by the violence of his father’s death and the unthinking way in which his mother chooses to wed her dead husband’s brother, the new King Claudius.
Rather, the book provides a model of mother-son relationship evolution that will best nurture sons. Summarized, this model includes attachment forming, in which various relationship styles influence the Hero boy in his early physical and emotional development; individuation, which occurs when the adolescent Hero yearns for separation and independence; initiation, through which the Hero gains the rights and privileges of manhood and is thus able to create the roles of lover and warrior; and relationship re-forming, through. Masculinity is inherited from fathers or mentoring adult men and is used to combat the smothering characteristics of femininity that mothers or mentoring adult women project onto their sons.