Several years ago, John Lee authored what is generally considered to be the most authoritative book on why men run from relationships, The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man. In his new book, he revisits the mother-son relationship and gently but assertively shows men how to separate from the mother energy that has a massive magnetic pull on their hearts and souls, no matter how young or old they may be. Lee also shows women how to keep from being a man's surrogate mother and shows mothers how to minimize their unconscious draining of their son's energy, and much more.
By the end of the book, not only will mothers and sons be able to identify this dynamic, but they will have tools to dismantle it and create a healthier relationship. Wives, girlfriends and lovers of men who may be caught in the dynamic and are suffering because of it will find tools for navigating and negotiating their relationship both with their husband, partner, or lover and his mother.
About the Author:
John Lee has spent 30 years guiding lives and relationships through addiction, recovery, emotional ruin, rage, grief, and desperation, and into new strength, hope, functionality and fulfillment. He wrote the bestseller The Flying Boy, as well as twenty other books, and he has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, Barbara Walter's The View, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He has been interviewed by Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other national magazines and radio talk shows. John earned his master's degree at the University of Alabama, where he taught English and American Studies. At the University of Texas, he worked on his doctorate and taught Religious Studies and Humanities at Austin Community College. He is founder and former director of the Austin Men's Center where he ran men's groups and sessions for individuals and couples. Along with poet Robert Bly and others, John became a recognized leader in the Men's Movement and an early pioneer in the field of recovery and addictions—he has keynoted hundreds of clinical conferences around the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.