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The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed [Paperback]

Jasmin Lee Cori
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  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Experiment (7 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615190287
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615190287
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book - must read for all mothers 15 Aug 2012
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I am currently reading this book and felt the need to write a review as it's wonderful. We are often told that "they are no manuals for parents" but I feel this is the closest to a "manual" that a mother will get. It should be essential reading for all new mothers.

I ordered the book to help me deal with the impact of an emotionally absent mother. However as I'm now also a mother I have found it really helpful as it highlights the behaviours of a "good mother". It's a very positive book - a great guide for parents who may not have had the emotional support in childhood but want to do better for their children.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good insights 17 May 2013
By Gilly
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I have struggled with this subject for many years and it has been quite a painful healing journey. However, this book takes you through the difficulties faced as a youngster and draws you towards a better understanding of where your mother might have been herself. This does help to at least feel empathy for the situations she didn't handle so well. The best part about this book is that it nurtures you through the process of coming to terms with what happened and asserts that you can heal yourself gently and move on from being stuck in a judgemental mindset. I'm so glad I bought this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 16 Sep 2013
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I choose this rating because I really can't fault this book, I originally book this book to get some healing myself but the biggest bonus I got was that it has made me focus a lot more on how I parent my own children, this book would be an excellent buy for anyone couldn't recommend it more.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I love attachment theory but all too often the theory only gives you one choice of style which can feel like a bad fit. This book was a joy to read looking at the many attachments each of us forms and in particular the attachment with our mothers or those that stood in for our mothers, where the primary attachment figures was emotionally absent.

The style of quitting was accessible and thought provoking. A real eye opener when looking at your own process and also when trying to fit it to your clients needs. I feel I'll hold a great deal of this book within me.

Highly recommended.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Emotionally Absent Mother 8 Jun 2012
By Yvonne
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After reading volumes of John Bowlby books on Attachment this book anchors both theory and practice into understandable obtainable reading. A gem of a book on attachments and correction of same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars made me feel better 9 Feb 2013
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I never realised that what I was feeling was understood. I researched my feelings on the internet and was introduced to this book. I wasn't sure it was for me but since reading it I realise that there are others in the same state. I feel less guilty and more understood and relieved of the burden of keeping my feelings to myself, cos friends don't want to know when you moan about your mother, esp when she appears to be a little frail old lady that can't harm a fly, they are inevitably 'on her side'. I now feel I am justified.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is all you need.... 2 May 2014
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I chose this book after using the 'look inside' feature. The pages I read made me want to read I bought it! So glad I did!! Easy to read in a 'non-patronising' 'voice', the author acknowledges, examples, informs and suggests perfect insight and clarity into dysfunctional mother / daughter relationships. If you have deep seated 'mother' issues and an enormous need to know who YOU are and be LOVED for being you, then please, please read this book. Indeed, with each page brimming with words that resonate deep to our inner child, I was able to read this book in page / chapter segments. Really digest the words and re-read as often as you wish. Your inner child will sob and cry as you realise the reality of your early nurturing / raising and how so much of it was guided by your mother, and for you and your future! Be kind to your inner child, I suggest to you again, page by page and a good box of soft tissues!
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5.0 out of 5 stars insightful 3 Feb 2014
By dona
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I really liked this book. the author brings together views from different authors all in one and explains them in an understandable way. gave me insights into why I do things certain way but also why some of my friends or intimate others react the way they do. you will not hate your mother at the end of the book; you will understand her a lot better and hopefully will help you become a better parent and spouse yourself
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book very helpful
This book was really good. Help explain things in very understandable terms. Very gentle and caring. Has really helped me understand.
Published 11 days ago by Catnip
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A very useful book for people who have troubled relationship with their mother.
Published 13 days ago by Frances Wilcox
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Published 26 days ago by Mr. Harish Lathia
5.0 out of 5 stars Shopping experience top rate...but haven't read it yet
This is an important ant book I have no doubt but hard to say how important until I have finished reading it.
Published 5 months ago by Ms. Simone Plaut
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read...
A book every parent, guardian, politician and every professional working with children must read if we are to improve society.
Published 5 months ago by Mozart
2.0 out of 5 stars Need to be committed.
Do not be mislead by the photo on the cover. Firstly this is printed in the USA and you need to be familiar with that sort of terminology or you will be confused immediately. Read more
Published 6 months ago by penedawn
5.0 out of 5 stars A really practical eye opener if mum was not too present in your life
This is an excellent book. Balanced. Practical. Easy to understand. Not full of b**ll****! Easy to skip about in without losing the plot so to speak, Highly recommended.
Published 9 months ago by Jane Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother with This Book
I had great expectations of this book. Not fulfilled perhaps because I am not American. Didn’t help me one tiny bit.
Published 10 months ago by Zelda
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough book, easy to read
This book is well-written, straightforward and comprehensive. It also had some helpful exercises to work through. Does what it says on the tin really!
Published 11 months ago by wolfeels
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