LISTEN TO ME -PAPER

LISTEN TO ME -PAPER

by Gerald G. Jampolsky, Lee L. Jampolsky
     
 

In this courageous collaboration the Jampolskys explore their own history in a series of personal letters to each other. Their correspondence reveals the deeply-felt bonds, anxieties, self-doubts, and wounds that are part of every man's life. This book opens a door into a very private, intimate place and provides a healing bridge between fathers and sons; between all… See more details below

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In this courageous collaboration the Jampolskys explore their own history in a series of personal letters to each other. Their correspondence reveals the deeply-felt bonds, anxieties, self-doubts, and wounds that are part of every man's life. This book opens a door into a very private, intimate place and provides a healing bridge between fathers and sons; between all men and the wives, mothers, and daughters who love and live with them.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This exchange of letters between father Gerald, a psychiatrist and author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear, and son Lee, a psychologist and author of Healing the Addictive Mind, provides insights into obstacles that impede affectionate, accepting father-son relations. The three major topics treated are the search for the real, as opposed to the idealized, father; the wound, inflicted on the fearful child inside all of us and exacerbated by the conventional view that the primary responsibility of men is to do rather than to be; and healing the wound, which is accomplished by ridding the self of anger, fears and shame. This is done, according to the authors, by forgiveness, i.e., reopening the past and finding a new way of looking at it with the unwavering realization that hope for a better past must be abandoned. A decision to keep those hopes alive, they maintain, is a decision to suffer. Their letters, almost painfully candid, have helped them to a better relationship and may help not only other fathers and sons, but also the women they love and who love them to a new understanding. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Psychiatrist Gerald Jampolsky and his son Lee, a psychologist, are both published authors and workshop leaders. Here they have teamed up to produce a unique book on healing father-son relationships. They are adding to a growing body of literature on this subjecta bibliography lists the important worksbut their approach sets them apart. The core of the book consists of deeply personal and revealing letters they have written to each other. The reader thus witnesses an actual process of healing as it unfolds. Adding to the book's usefulness is a commentary on the letters, and the authors end with some brief and helpful guidelines for those hoping to heal their own relationships. This book from two professionals is highly recommended not just for self-help and psychology collections but also for general ones.John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Libs., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890878507
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.89(d)

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