Good Mother, Bad Daughter? - An Adult Daughter's Guide to Coping With an Emotionally Abusive Mother
As daughters, we look to our mothers for the much-needed protection, guidance and encouragement, especially as children (though also as adults). Such motherly attributes help us to grow into happy, confident and well-balanced women. In an ideal world, we would all be born to such nurturing mothers however not everyone is so lucky. I know this because like many others, I was born to an emotionally-abusive mother. Yet having grown up in the hands of emotional abuse, it has taken me most of my adult life to finally overcome the effects of this mistreatment, mainly through trial and error. Fortunately the strategies that I have learnt have enabled me to develop the much needed peace of mind that everybody is entitled to. If, like me you also grew up with a mother-figure who was emotionally abusive to you, then Good Mother, Bad Daughter? is the book for you. Learn how to overcome the emotional abuse perpetrated by your mother, whether she be alive and well or being dead for many years.
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Feb 16, 2014Reading this book brought tears to my eyes. The second half of this book where the author tells her personal story reminds me of the way my mom treated me. She hated my father and therefore couldn’t stand the sight of me and if it wasn’t for the kindness of my grandparents, I don’t know where I would be today. The book describes the various ways that you can be abused by your mother, such as isolation, humiliation and trying to make you feel worthless. I did not realise just how bad my mother had been towards me. This guide gives the reader hope and is a helping hand out of the pit of despair and loneliness. I would recommend this book.
Feb 15, 2014This ebook is written with the aim to help daughters of emotionally abusive mothers. I found this book both moving and insightful. The author provides her own personal account of how living with a psychologically abusive mother; and how this not only affected her self-confidence but made her question her very own worth as a woman! Through Ms Penn’s account of growing up with her narcissistic mother, the reader will learn how we can overcome the abuse forced upon us by our own mothers. Yet it is worth adding that much of the information in Good Mother Bad Daughter will not only apply to dealing with a venomous mother but any abusive relationship which we may find ourselves in. I would strongly recommend this ebook to anyone who is in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Jan 24, 2014The author says from the outset that the reason she wrote this book was to help women who’d grown up under the abuse of a toxic mother learn how they can overcome the abuse once and for all; and if the mother is still alive, learn how to redress the balance of the relationship. One thing Ms Penn mentions is that as we cannot change our mothers, it is up to us therefore to change ourselves and what we as women expect from our mothers. As such we can create boundaries in the relationship; conditions which if our mums did not meet, we will react with our absence, lack of support, etc. It may sound hard hearted on the face of it but it is a survival tactic against somebody who cannot recognize your right to your own emotions. Martha Penn also mentions how the practise of meditation can be a great way of remaining calm when dealing with the turmoil of our abusive mothers. By learning to keep calm via meditation (or any other method) we can learn to not react to our mums emotional abuse the... More > way we might have in the past. You may not ever be able to heal the relationship but you can learn to manage it and make it less damaging to yourself.< Less
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