"At its core, the book is about
healthy relationships. It has
dozens of stories from wives who
share what they've experienced
and how they solved it. All of the
stories did not have happy
endings, but they all provided
lessons that even people in good
relationships can learn from.
The book is packed with
information, well told and
surprisingly, not preachy... I'm a
guy and I say that."
The authors at the book launch at Indigo in the Yorkdale Mall
"I can really relate to this topic. When my son took a psychology course in High School, and participated
in an assignment on birth order, he was surprised to hear that he acted more like a middle child than
the biological oldest that he is. I wasn't surprised at all. I told him: sweetie, you are the middle child.
Your father is my oldest."
-- June Muller, Editor-in-chief, City Parent Newsmagazine
"Dimerman says there's a direct correlation between what she describes as the 'mother
syndrome' and the rate of divorce... 'We think the mother syndrome is the hidden key
to many troubled marriages,' she tells Pulse. 'And we think that if couples were to
become more aware of the problem and how to resolve it, then they might not feel the
need to admit defeat.'
Dimerman describes the mother syndrome as when a woman finds herself in the role of
her partner's mother rather than the loving equal she hoped to be. She says it's a
situation that couples don't pursue purposefully and often aren't aware it is developing
until it is pointed out. But the root of the problem lies in the division of domestic
responsibilities, which has a huge impact on a couple's emotional connection."