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Making excuses for emotionally unavailable mothers
on 8 February 2015
I'm sorry to say this so bluntly but I felt it was really one long excuse for poor mothering - think of how difficult it must have been for your mother when she didn't have all the love she needed either. Outrageous! Personally, I feel a therapist that tries to distract you from how hurt you are by trying to engage your empathy for your mother, is a person who has not done enough work on her own mother issues. You need to feel how badly you are hurt, really experience it fully, grieve and grieve and grieve some more and then perhaps think of sympathy for her situation, when all your own feelings are out of the way.