Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt

Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt

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An exploration of the darker side of maternal behavior drawn from scientific research, psychology, and the real-life experiences of adult daughters, Mean Mothers sheds light on one of the last cultural taboos: what happens when a woman doesn't or can't love her daughter. Mean Mothers reveals the multigenerational thread that often runs through these stories - many unloving mothers are the daughters of unloving or hypercritical women - and explores what happens to a daughter's sense of self and to her relationships when her mother is emotionally absent or even cruel. But Mean Mothers is also a narrative of hope, recounting how daughters can get past the legacy of hurt to become whole within and to become loving mothers to the next generation of daughters. The personal stories of unloved daughters and sons and those of the author herself, are both unflinching and moving, and bring this most difficult of subjects to life.

ISBN: 9780061651366

Published Date: October 1, 2009

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Language: English

Page Count: 235

Size: 9.33" l x 6.27" w x 0.94" h