Mothers Who Can't Love

A Healing Guide for Daughters

Author: Susan Forward,Donna Frazier Glynn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062204351

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.
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Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters

A Guide For Separation, Inspiration & Liberation

Author: Karen C.L. Anderson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633537161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 199

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Transform your relationship with your mother The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, contented, and joyful. You can emotionally separate without guilt: Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters: A Guide For Separation, Liberation & Inspiration shows women how to emotionally separate from their mothers without guilt and anxiety so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences. Not to mention being able to like and respect themselves during the process. Learn through the experiences of others: Through personal stories and experiences, practical tools that can used right away to feel better, and journal prompts, Anderson compassionately leads women who struggle in their relationships with their mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Anderson's work with hundreds of women and her own personal work have resulted in profound growth and transformation. Anderson knows the results are nothing short of miraculous. Funny and compassionate: This book is about Anderson discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate. What you'll learn inside this book: • Why mothers and daughters tend to have difficult relationships • How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" from sources of pain into sources of creativity and wisdom • How to tell your stories in a way that empowers you, rather than making you powerless • How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable when it comes to your relationship with your mother • The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries • How to stop "shoulding" when it comes to yourself and your mother • How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your own preferences and needs • And much, much more
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The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect

Author: Jasmin Lee Cori

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193839

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse—but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains: Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful—and what she was unable to give The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse How to find the child inside you and fill the “mother gap” through reflections and exercises How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)
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Selfish Women

Author: Lisa Downing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000020614

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This book proceeds from a single and very simple observation: throughout history, and up to the present, women have received a clear message that we are not supposed to prioritize ourselves. Indeed, the whole question of "self" is a problem for women – and a problem that issues from a wide range of locations, including, in some cases, feminism itself. When women espouse discourses of self-interest, self-regard, and selfishness, they become illegible. This is complicated by the commodification of the self in the recent Western mode of economic and political organization known as "neoliberalism," which encourages a focus on self-fashioning that may not be identical with self-regard or self-interest. Drawing on figures from French, US, and UK contexts, including Rachilde, Ayn Rand, Margaret Thatcher, and Lionel Shriver, and examining discourses from psychiatry, media, and feminism with the aim of reading against the grain of multiple orthodoxies, this book asks how revisiting the words and works of selfish women of modernity can assist us in understanding our fraught individual and collective identities as women in contemporary culture. And can women with politics that are contrary to the interests of the collective teach us anything about the value of rethinking the role of the individual? This book is an essential read for those with interests in cultural theory, feminist theory, and gender politics.
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Giving The Love That Heals

Author: Harville Hendrix,Helen Hunt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671793999

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Uses an understanding of unconscious desires and needs to offer advice to parents on how to promote the emotional wholeness of their children and nurture their own development at the same time
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Will I Ever be Good Enough?

Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Author: Karyl McBride

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551328

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 243

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A resource for daughters of mothers with narcissistic personality disorder explains how to manage feelings of inadequacy and abandonment in the face of inappropriate maternal expectations and conditional love, in a step-by-step guide that shares recommendations for creating a personalized program for self-protection and recovery. 50,000 first printing.
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The Emotionally Absent Mother

A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed

Author: Jasmin Lee Cori

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191232

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother’s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today’s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future—for themselves and their children.
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I Am Her Daughter

The Healing Path to a Woman's Power

Author: Licia Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692718360

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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I Am Her Daughter - The Healing Path to A Woman's Power by Licia Berry addresses the unhealed Mother Wound in women, in culture, and in the world. The author shares her personal healing and offers strategies for women to reclaim their birthright of love and acceptance, with an eye on healing the global Mother Wound. Are you a woman who: has difficulty trusting yourself, is often called "overly sensitive," has difficulty setting firm boundaries, doubts that you are loved and lovable, rejects the wonder of your woman's body, feels you must earn your right to voice your opinion, knows there is something wrong but can't seem to name it, avoids intimacy with other women, having few close friends, is struggling to find your place and permission to be in the world, doubts your unique brilliance and suffers from a lack of confidence, has disturbing memories of your mother but is afraid to talk about it, mistrusts and has difficulty with other women, even though you seek their approval, has or had a challenging relationship with your mother (or even no relationship at all?) "For many of us, especially women, the first wound - the Mother Wound -is the one that shapes our lives. It is a wound to every part of our being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - and it must be healed at all of these levels. It is a wound so profound that its healing can only be accomplished with the Divine Healer, the Divine Mother. "Many among us have earthly flesh-and-blood mothers who do a remarkable job of embodying the Divine Mother's unconditional acceptance, deep compassion, and profound understanding. Though they may not do it perfectly, these true mothers bestow enough of that Divine Mother's essence to equip their daughters with a sense that they are worthy of being loved, that they are fundamentally good, and that their lives hold value and meaning. Armed with this conviction, those who bear no Mother Wound step into life better equipped to live into their own power. "But there are others-too many others-for whom the reflection of divine mothering is clouded, broken, or downright absent. Such an absence creates a primal wound, one that we can spend our lives trying to heal. They may struggle mightily to attain the love and acceptance that is their birthright, knocking again and again at the door of a heart that will not or cannot be opened to them. "In order to heal, the unmothered daughter must recognize that no earthly relationship has the power to fill the hole that is her first and deepest wound. Only the act of reclaiming relationship with the Divine Feminine has that power. To heal our primal wound, we must turn to the Prime Source. "This book is about that healing process. It is a testimony to possibility. I Am Her Daughter is a tale of one woman's experience and every woman's journey on that healing path. It contains profound and powerful wisdom, deep reassurance, and vibrant hope. "This book is for all of us. It is part prayer, part testimony, part spiritual teaching. But most importantly, this book shows the healing path to that joyful reunion, that precious reconnection with our original Mother, the one whose perfect love for us allows us to finally and completely love ourselves. And, being loved, to live fully in our own power." -from the Foreword"
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Song of the Phoenix

Voices Of Comfort And Healing From The Afterlife

Author: Lily Fairchilde

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466885475

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix was a bird that rose from the ashes of death to attain immortality. In this book, spiritual healer and counselor Lily Fairchilde takes us on a magical voyage during which we learn, in the words of those who have gone on before, what awaits each of us after life on Earth is over. What happens when a child dies, a friend commits suicide, or a lost soul finally ends a dark, Earthly life? In Song of the Phoenix, we encounter many different souls, accompanied by their spiritual guides of angels, who explain the significance of their stories. Rather than a place of reward and punishment, the afterlife is a wondrous experience of ongoing growth and understanding. - Ruth surrendered to despair after her husband's wartime death and committed suicide, also killing her unborn child. Terrified of punishment, her soul resisted passing over until her guardian angel convinced her that only love and understanding awaited her. - Joey was a six-year-old who was killed in a sledding accident and whose parents agonized over his death. He yearns only to reassure them that he has entered a glorious world of brilliant light. - Edith and Frank are troubled spirits who cleave to earthly souls who share their addictions to overeating and alcohol, But their guardians refuse to abandon them until they realize that a far more rewarding joy awaits them if only they accept it. - Xavier has led an evil life as a sadistic killer, and his soul suffers torment in a wasteland of isolation and pain. But even he has a guardian angel, who patiently waits for him to receive the love and encouragement that will guide him home. These extraordinary personal stories, told by Lily Fairchilde, bring a message of glowing hope and comfort to all those who have suffered the agony of loss or are confronting the fear of death themselves. Profound and compassionate, this book shows the living how to make peace with death.
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A Father's Guide to Raising Daughters

Author: Will Kenlaw

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412001293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 83

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The book is targeted at fathers and single mothers who want a male's perspective on raising daughters. The book is written for an adult male, i.e. it has short chapters, one to three pages, for quick reading (and short attention spans). It has 30 chapters and a key "take away message" highlighted in each chapter. It is organized both chronologically and by topic. "I use actual dialogue I've had with my daughters to keep it light and fun to read." says the author. "While writing down the information in this book, it became apparent that other fathers could probably benefit from this same information. When my wife read the book, she commented that single mothers would probably buy it to get a 'man's perspective' on raising daughters. With these 2 additional objectives in mind, I am publishing and promoting the book." If you have a daughter(s) or know someone with a daughter(s), then this book is a wonderful gift idea. It's a new book written "from the heart and from the hip" by the father of four daughters. The author shares his lessons learned, real-time experiences, and recent wisdom on the subject of "Raising Daughters." The book is entitled, A Father's Guide To Raising Daughters: Because I Need One. The book has 30 tips for raising daughters and is written in a no-nonsense, net, to-the-point manner. Each chapter is one to three pages long. It's a quick read with 83 pages. Those with short attention spans will love it! It also provides mothers (especially single moms) with a male perspective on "Raising Daughters." It will alarm, arm, and amuse readers. It makes a great gift for Father's Day, birthdays, and Christmas. It's a low cost, high impact gift idea! Order NOW!
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