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The Emotionally Absent Mother

How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect, Second Edition
Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed.

Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships - or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can't quite put a finger on what's missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse - but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains:

  • Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful - and what she was unable to give
  • The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse
  • How to find the child inside you and fill the "mother gap" through reflections and exercises
  • How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)

©2017 Jasmin Lee Cori (P)2017 Tantor

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"This book is a revelation to those of us whose mothering was short of what we needed." (Connie Dawson, PhD, coauthor of Growing up Again)

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  • ibekristi
  • 08-08-18

Good book but not the audio version

I have the hard copy of this book but couldn't find time to squeeze in the reading so I got the audio version. I got 3 chapters in and had to stop. The narration sounds robotic. I couldn't bare to listen. I went back to the actual book. Much better.

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  • sheldon alston
  • 31-08-18

Amazing

Loved it to the point real self help book will read again and again each time gives more insight

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-18

worth the time

Book starts slow and very generalized....it gets more informative and much useful after Chapter 12

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  • g!
  • 29-11-18

useful

This has many useful pausing moments to write down answers to questions so I'll definitely be buying the hard back version. Listening to it first is likely ideal. anyone with emotionally absent mothers NEEDS to listen/read this! Very grateful.