Estranged from my Mother ~ Still A Little Sadness on Mother’s Day

For the past few years I have not thought about myself as a daughter on “Mother’s day”, I have thought of myself as a mother instead. When I used to think of myself as a daughter the purpose of mother’s day was to celebrate someone who constantly reminded me that I was not the daughter … Continue reading "Estranged from my Mother ~ Still A Little Sadness on Mother’s Day"

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When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior

My Mother Blamed Me for her Disgraceful Behavior I was lying in bed the other morning and this phrase “when mothers blame others” kept running through my mind as though some unknown source was whispering at me to write about it. I agreed that it would make a catchy title but I questioned why it … Continue reading "When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior"

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When a Mother says She is the Victim of her Adult Children

I received the following request from a reader through the contact page here in the Emerging from Broken website. “I was reading on your FB page about a post you had written about a year ago. It was about a “narcissistic mother” that demanded honor from her daughter. But I have a question for you; what … Continue reading "When a Mother says She is the Victim of her Adult Children"

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Why People Discount the (Adult) Child and Defend the Abuser

“They say “But she is your Mother!” and I respond “Yes, and I am her Daughter”.  Darlene Ouimet I have found so much freedom in realizing that I don’t have to explain or justify my decision to draw boundaries with my parents or with anyone else, to anyone. I don’t have to help people ‘understand … Continue reading "Why People Discount the (Adult) Child and Defend the Abuser"

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Narcissism vs. Narcissistic re Mother Daughter Relationship Problems

Narcissism vs. Narcissistic in Mother Daughter Relationship Problems Someone on the EFB facebook page wrote (in a comment to someone else) that I say that my mother is a narcissist and that she was mentally ill. I have never actually said that. I have said that my mother has narcissistic tendencies. I don’t actually think that … Continue reading "Narcissism vs. Narcissistic re Mother Daughter Relationship Problems"

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