Book Reviews of The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence

The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence
The Cinderella Complex Women's Hidden Fear of Independence
Author: Colette Dowling
ISBN-13: 9780671733346
ISBN-10: 0671733346
Publication Date: 10/1/1990
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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It was terrific when published. I used it in my therapy practice. In fact, I still have three copies! Two copies I'm putting on pbs. It remains applicable for women who "are still waiting for something external to transform their lives." Also I think that the "complex" is actually socialization rather than a "fear of independence."
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Still a fanstastic book after all these years.
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I had heard about this book and wanted to read it. It was supposedly a real break through, revealing that some woman secretly still want what we all saw in the Disney films as we grew up - a man to fall in love with us, to take care of us, to sheild us from the harsh realities of the daily hardships in life, to ease any worries we have, and, above all, to love and adore us.

The book takes hundreds of pages to say this. I'll say it in fewer words: Ladies, time to grow up! Time to admit to yourself that Disney is not reality. Time to stand on your own two feet.