Not Logged in.
Book Jacket

Her Kind of Case


A highly-recommended emotion-filled legal drama with three starred reviews!
Summary and Reviews
Excerpt
Reading Guide

Discuss Her Kind of Case by Jeanne Winer:
What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

Created: 05/16/19

Replies: 10

Posted May. 16, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

Join Date: 10/15/10

Posts: 1973

Expert

What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

Lee has a strong relationship with her father. She calls him frequently, and the two genuinely enjoy each other's presence. What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?


Posted May. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
renem

Join Date: 12/01/16

Posts: 257

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

Oh boy, that's a loaded question. I was always closest to my father and when he died at the age of 48, I was devastated. My mother and I are total opposites so there is always friction but I still respect her as my mother. As she nears the age of 84, I realize she may not be around much longer so I try to be more involved in her life and help with her physical needs as well.


Posted May. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
taking.mytime's Gravatar
taking.mytime

Join Date: 03/29/16

Posts: 132

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I lost my Dad when I was 21, he was only 52, to a bad truck accident. It was devastating. He and I had been really close. After that my mother and I ended up going our separate ways for a number of years. Upon the birth of my first grandson she and I made amends. As she aged I became more involved as care taker and finally had to take over power of attorney. It remained that way until her death 8 years ago. We were never close, but as her daughter I fulfilled expectation and hopefully made her life more comfortable and enjoyable her last dozen or so years.


Posted May. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cynthiaa

Join Date: 04/14/11

Posts: 94

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I lost my mom to breast cancer 36 years ago. I have a wonderful relationship with my dad. He is my hero. But I am not crazy about my stepmother. ??


Posted May. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

Posts: 219

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I have a solid relationship with my parents. As they age, we are hitting the reverse parent scenario where I am becoming the care giver.


Posted May. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
rebajane

Join Date: 04/21/11

Posts: 239

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I did not have a good relationship with my mom. She was physically and verbally abusive and although I tried to have a relationship with her as an adult it never quite worked. My dad and I have a good one but we’re not real close. It’s difficult to trust the parent, like Mary, that stands by and allows things to happen


Posted May. 22, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
scgirl

Join Date: 06/05/18

Posts: 110

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I had a terrific relationship with both my parents and used to talk to my mom everyday. I used to call my dad early in the morning (usually before 7 or 8) and we would read each other things out of the paper or talk about the news of the day. My dad has been dead for 10 years now and my mom passed away in September so I miss those talks. I totally got Lee's relationship with her dad.


Posted May. 23, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
darylb

Join Date: 06/23/13

Posts: 124

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I was never close with either of my parents. We had a lot of issues with a sibling that had drug and alcohol addiction. Till the day she died, my mother was an enabler. I am envious of Lee’s relationship with her dad and strive to maintain the good relationship I have with my own adult children.


Posted May. 24, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
acstrine

Join Date: 02/06/17

Posts: 157

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I loved being with my dad so much when I was younger. After my parents divorced, my dad was transferred out of the country. I was confused and angry. When I asked if I could come and live with him, he told me no. He eventually remarried a woman with five children of her own! I wondered why I wasn't good enough and struggled with a lot of self esteem issues. Eventually (and I mean like 20+ years later), I realized that my dad's behavior had to do with him, not me. I somewhat accepted that a little bit of a relationship with him was better than no relationship. When I moved across the country three years ago, my dad started video calling me every week-sometimes twice! He has been to visit, and we have taken a couple of trips together. We don't talk about anything too deep- -he doesn't do well with those kind of conversations. But I am for the most part grateful for what we do have today and look forward to my calls and visits with him.

I think I was really seeking the validation I felt like I was missing from my dad and that affected the relationship I had with my mom. I tried too hard to please and gave too much information about what was going on with my life. As a result there were no boundaries. As I gained confidence and developed a better sense of self, my tendency to do this, and my mom's continued input frustrated me. Again, my moving changed our relationship. I feel like that helped me reset my personal boundaries, and I feel much more comfortable when we talk (which is still often). I seek her approval less which makes our relationship easier.


Posted Jun. 05, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
nancyh

Join Date: 06/25/13

Posts: 208

Expert

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

My father died when I was 12 and my brother and sister were grown up, so it was just Mother and I all though my teen years. I think I was closer to my Mother because of this.


Posted Jun. 13, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kathrynb

Join Date: 09/11/14

Posts: 12

RE: What is your relationship like with your own parents? Is it similar to Lee's with her dad, or different?

I had a great relationship with my parents but was always "Daddy's little girl." We went fishing together, went to ballgames, had bicycle picnics with the neighboring kids, etc.
Lee and her father seemed to have a solid relationship too. He respected her decisions and was a good sounding board.


Reply

Please login to post a response.