Tag Archives: Difficult Mothers

‘Happy’ mother’s day

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. You may take that as a given that things are going sorta kinda okay with my bipolar mother. Now that she’s in a retirement home so many things are easier including mandatory family obligations such as Mother’s Day.

While Jezebel is generally to be avoided, kudos to them for their recent discussion thread about Mother’s Day and toxic parental relationships. If you’re in that situation, you may find the discussion thread sympathetic.

Courage.

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Audio: Difficult Mothers

I remember being nine or ten, seated at the dinner table, and looking at my mater matris thinking ‘When I’m a grown up I will not be like you.’

Writer and psychologist Terri Apter talks about her new book ‘Difficult Mothers’ on the BBC Radio 4 programme Women’s Hour. On this June 6, 2012 broadcast,host Jenni Murray begins by speaking to a woman identified as Jane about her relationship with her crack-pot mother.  Listen to the broadcast.

Terri Apter Difficult Mothers

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