Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?

I saw a quote that said, “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.” And it really hit me; we live in a world that teaches things like “fake it till you make it” and “love heals all wounds” but the truth is that those lovely little phrases didn’t work for me. Pretending … Continue reading "Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?"

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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 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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Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt

Recently I received a question that I thought would make a really great blog post. The question was; “In relation to leaving or reducing contact with your “FOO” (which stands for Family of Origin) do you feel guilty about going no contact with your family of origin?” This is one of the most frequently asked … Continue reading "Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt"

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