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  • Why Recognizing The Mother Wound Is So Hard

    By on July 2, 2016

    Before unloved daughters can begin to heal, they need not only to be able to recognize that they are wounded but also to see how the wounds shape their behaviors. It may seem counterintuitive but this is a process that can take years, not a single...

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  • 5 Things An Unloved Daughter Feels in Childhood

    By on July 2, 2016

    While the details of childhood and the makeup of each household are different, when unloved daughters tell their stories, patterns emerge. Culled from literally hundreds of stories that have been shared with me over years, here are some feelings all daughters of unloving mothers share. //...

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  • Unloved Daughters and The Code of Silence

    By on July 2, 2016

    It usually comes as an enormous surprise to unloved daughters that there are other girls and women out there who had similar experiences, who were also ignored, dismissed, put down or marginalized by the very individual who was supposed to love them unconditionally. Beginning in childhood...

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  • Unloved Daughters and Their Siblings: Five Common Patterns

    By on July 2, 2016

    Source: Wikimedia Commons/Leonardo DaSilva As the daughter of an unloving and often cruel mother and an only child for the first nine years of my life, I had two major fantasies. The first involved a hospital mix-up on the day I was born and it included...

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  • Filling the Hole in Your Heart: Recovering from Childhood

    By on July 2, 2016

      “It’s still hard explaining what it was like to people who didn’t experience it. I think most people think I’m exaggerating. I’ve gotten to used to it, over time, but it still stings and recovery is mostly a lonely process..”                         Adele, age 42...

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