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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Was my Mother a Cougar? More on Toxic Mother Relationship Problems

I have written about how my mother accused me of flirting with her boyfriend’s when I was only a young teenage girl. I have expressed the pain of being accused of causing one of her boyfriends to come into my bedroom in the night and how it was communicated to me by my mother that … Continue reading "Was my Mother a Cougar? More on Toxic Mother Relationship Problems"

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The Pain of Not having a Mother vs Being a Mother on Mother’s Day

    I have three amazing and wonderful children. They were all under the age of 12 when I started this specific type of emotional healing journey that I write about here in Emerging from Broken.  I have worked at being close to my children. I decided when each of them were born that I … Continue reading "The Pain of Not having a Mother vs Being a Mother on Mother’s Day"

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Toxic Mother Daughter Relationship and Oprah Winfrey’s Mother

This part of the quote in the statement “Oprah does not love her mother at all...She gives her a great deal financially but she does not give her the respect and affection a daughter should, and that bothers me.” ... well that Really bothers ME. Respect and affection? That phrase made me cringe. We are supposed to give our mothers affection? Why? Even if they beat us? Even if they sexually abuse us? Even if they disregard us as human beings and neglect our emotional health? This whole thing implies that being a daughter is a duty; that this “duty” has guidelines that need to be abided by or else you are NOT a good daughter.

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