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Difficult Mother

Why Mother's Day Leaves Me Sad, Angry And Confused

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

The same statement about Mother's Day that makes some people feel loving and celebratory can make others feel sad, angry, and confused. I was one of those in the second group. My stomach would begin to ache as Mother's Day approached, and despite my intentions to ignore the day or at least find a neutral card, I'd remember things I didn't want to think about.

When The Narcissist Is Your Mother

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Henriette Lazaridis

There's something compelling about the narrative of the Difficult Mother. You know, the mother you love but who has never fully understood you or approved of you or validated your life. The mother you grew distant from, only to reconnect with later in life, perhaps after the birth of your child or the death of a loved one or a sign of your mother's oncoming frailty.

I Want My Mother Back

Lisa Solod | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Solod

I want the mother back who was born sad and could not climb out of her sadness, but who managed a spectacular life. The woman who was born at the wrong time, married the wrong man and had the wrong children. The mother who gathered friends like an abundance of autumn leaves.

Mothers: The Tie That Binds

Deborah King | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Deborah King

That umbilical cord may have been cut at birth, but emotional cords tie you two together for life and beyond.