October has been a busy month for me. No time to read books. Although I find time to sit at the computer and read and write. It takes a conscious effort to pick up a book to read rather than go online and browse through the vast tomes of the internet. I have several books waiting for my attention. One being My Mother's Daughter: a memoir by Rona Maynard.
Posts from October 2007
This link is to an organization in Texas that offers support groups to those who are estranged. It sounds as though the groups meet in Texas only so far but that their long term goals may be to branch out to other locations.
Their email address on their site which wasn't working earlier has been fixed and is now working.
- "When Parents Hurt" by Joshua Coleman, Ph. D.. Link to listing page on Amazon. ~ When things go wrong even when parents have done their best.
- Discussion of book on Amazon.com: "When Parents Hurt" by Joshua Coleman, Ph.D.
- Website for the book, "When Parents Hurt"
- "When Parents Hurt" blog
I heard of this book for the first time yesterday and visited the sites at the links above. This sounds like a compassionate book that would be of interest to many parents who have lost their relationships with their children.
A reader mentioned "When Parents Hurt" to me yesterday and sent me a link. I thank her very much for letting me know about it. I hadn't heard of it before. It was published in July 2007.
The Problem with Discussing Estrangement Online.
People who have a family estrangement tend to have experienced one of two kinds of situations: they have decided to become estranged from someone or they have become estranged due to someone else's decision. The first group I call Estrangers. The second Estrangees.
This is a link to a New York Times article on the pitfalls of online communication through email. (There is some chance you might have to register with the NY Times to read it. But if you do, registration is free and the NY Times has a lot of cool stuff to read!)
I am provided with data by the server provider (ISP) of my website, Estrangements.com, and by SiteMeter and Typepad for the Estrangements blog. The data is information about how visitors access and use my sites, information such as the number of visitors by day, week and month to each site, the number of pages viewed, the part of the world from which the visit comes from, and other information.
I am reading two books:
- "Bad" Mothers The politics of blame in twentieth-century America, edited by Molly Ladd-Taylor and Lauri Umansky. Published 1998 by New York University Press. A book of 26 essays.
- Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Stephen Post, Ph.D. and Jill Neimark. Published 2007 by Broadway Books.
and have ordered a book written by a Canadian woman author, the third of the women in her family to write a memoir which was just published in September 2007:
- My Mother's Daughter by Rona Maynard. Here is a link to an Oct. 1, 2007 review by Sarah Hampson on GlobeLife: Family matters: take 3