Archive for Toxic Mothers

When Building a Better Relationship With Your Daughter Isn’t Enough.

In my conversations with mothers, I’ve witnessed the strong drive to not repeat the frustration and pain that they experienced with their mothers. I’ve heard the powerful urge to right a perceived wrong that was done to them and make it better for the next generation.

However, focusing on your daughter relationship may not be enough to fill the hole within you or heal the legacy of hurt and disappointment with your own mother. It helps, but may not be enough to bring you peace of mind.

Important Tips When Mothers Day Hurts

Dr Karyl McBride in her latest post in Psychology Today looks at some important tips if Mother’s Day brings you disappointment, pain or sad memories. She writes: Every Mother’s Day, emails flood into my inbox. You want to be a good daughter and do something kind. But what card do you send her? Is it […]

Guest Writer Rayne Wolfe’s Story – A MUST Read

While Mother Whisperer Val Boyko covers the relationships worth working on, Rayne Wolfe sticks to the other end of the mother/daughter spectrum. She’ll continue to write about self-preservation, boundaries and creating healthy relationships.
The mother/daughter bond is crucial to our well-being, but when those relationships are broken beyond repair there are sane pathways to a happier future. At 8womendream.com we have created a safe forum and a language to explore these issues of pain, shame and isolation.

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  • COMMUNICATION QUIZ - Can You Make These Statements?

    Ask yourself if you make any of the following 15 statements. Find out if you are expressing yourself fully and are communicating with openness and presence.
    • SCORING The highest possible score is 30, and the lowest is zero. The higher the score, the higher your likelihood of having success in all your relationships. 0-9: You probably find yourself frustrated in relationships (especially with your mother) more often than you would like. 10-15: You have a high aptitude for relating and are open to learning 16-24: You have good relationship skills. How can you apply them more to your mother relationship? 25-30: Congratulations! Your capacity for present-centered relating is at a very high level.
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