Mean Girls Grown Up: Adult Women Who Are Still Queen Bees, Middle Bees, and Afraid-to-Bees

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"Dr. Dellasega enlightens us about the sources of women's aggression toward each other, and she provides us with extremely valuable tools for how to overcome our various roles in the hierarchy and learn more constructive and compassionate means to relate to other women."
—Debra Mandel, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Healing the Sensitive Heart

"Dellasega offers strategies for us to protect ourselves from the sting of adult Queen Bees and their minions. . . . Practice the ...

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Overview

"Dr. Dellasega enlightens us about the sources of women's aggression toward each other, and she provides us with extremely valuable tools for how to overcome our various roles in the hierarchy and learn more constructive and compassionate means to relate to other women."
—Debra Mandel, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Healing the Sensitive Heart

"Dellasega offers strategies for us to protect ourselves from the sting of adult Queen Bees and their minions. . . . Practice the advice in this helpful book and all women win."
—Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis

"There is no longer an excuse for tolerating the sting of Queen Bees and their enablers. . . . This is an insightful, practical guide to recognizing and responding to the Queen Bee syndrome."
—Diana J. Mason, R.N., Ph.D., Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Nursing

At one time or another, almost every woman has been involved in bullying. Whether her role was that of victim, aggressor, or bystander, the pain of relational aggression (female bullying) lasts long after the incident has passed. For those who get stuck in the mean girl role, the emotional warfare of high school can continue into adulthood.

In Mean Girls Grown Up, Cheryl Dellasega introduces you to the "bees" of grade school who, as adults, are still involved in the same hurtful dynamic: the Queen Bee, a bully who buzzes from place to place undermining and manipulating others; the Middle Bee, a go—between who spreads gossip or stands by as others do so; and the Afraid–to–Bee, who retreats into passivity and is a target for aggression. Drawing upon extensive research and interviews, Dellasega outlines how women can change their behavior successfully by shifting away from aggression and embracing a spirit of cooperation in interactions with others. Even if these behaviors have plagued you since adolescence, this book will help you let go of aggression or passivity, move on, and create relationships that are healthier and happier for you and the women around you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470168752
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 616,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2006

    Naming that feeling we've all had - and ideas on how to stop the patterns

    Dellasega offers the gift of naming that feeling we've all had: the subtle ways we tear each other down and gang up on the weakest among us. Once we name it we can face it. This book offers ways to understand and stand up to the bullying we endure and then offers ways to stop our own aggressive or enabling behaviors.

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