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Why oh why would my mom recommend a book that had a very very VERY VERY violent and awful rape to someone she knows would be very affected by it. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is just going to have to sit unfinished on my shelf now. I'm gonna be sick to my stomach for days now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm so sorry... Go do something fun & special tonight. Sometimes getting out and going with DS & DH to the beach or for a meal out helps me shake that feeling a bit & get out of my own head.<br><br>
*making a mental note to NOT read that book*
 

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My mom does this stuff to me too (but with animal cruelty) ... I hate it!!!!<br><br>
There was a mama on here that wanted to create a website for triggering movies (to check before you watch it) ... she could add books to that great idea.<br><br>
Sorry mama.
 

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Sorry, mama... But...<br><br>
Maybe there was another reason why your mom recommended it, and you just haven't gotten to that part yet?<br><br>
I mean... (and I'm guessing, here), you said that she recommended it to someone who she knows would be affected by it. Does this mean that you suffered a similar trauma in your life? Maybe the book isn't just about the incident that you just read. But maybe the important part, (the reason your mom wanted you to read it) comes after that -- the healing part?<br><br>
Ask your mom why she did it. Maybe that's the reason, and if so, maybe you can find the strength to pick it up and finish it, because... oh, I don't know. Maybe mom is right?<br><br>
Sorry... Just playing the devils advocate for a minute. Sometimes mothers, even though we don't always understand their methods, really do know what's best for us.
 
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