I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You! Understanding the Conflict Between Mothers and Teenage Daughters
A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict
Almost without exception, the teen years are a tumultuous time for mothers and teenage daughters. But don’t despair, say the authors of this lively, compassionate, and reassuring book. Strong feelings and conflict, if approached correctly, can actually lead to a deeper mutual understanding and a more satisfying relationship.
Combining the expertise of a clinical psychologist with the unique perspective of a magazine editor for teens, “I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!” explores the social, emotional, cultural, and psychological issues that lead to the chaotic door-slamming and eye-rolling of the teenage years. It offers fresh, doable, and specific advice, including:
- Samples dos and don’ts dialogues
- Communication strategies, like “the 20-second rule” (don’t say it if it takes longer than a paragraph)
- True-to-life case studies that show mothers how to choose their battles wisely.
Whether you’re still anticipating the teen years, or struggling with a mother-daughter relationship that’s deteriorating by the day, this book is the help you need!