The Emotionally Absent Mother

  • by Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC
  • Narrated by Emily Durante
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were "undermothered" as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care.
The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother's own history, and how you can fill the "mother gap" by:


Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother
Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself
Opening to the archetype of the good mother
Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed
Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori traces perceived personal "defects" back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And by teaching today's undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure happier futures - for themselves and their children.

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What the Critics Say

"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: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

So helpful

This book really has help to relieve the sense of guilt I'd been feeling at not being able to get along with my now needy recently widowed mother.
I finally understand the mechanics of our relationship and I'm able to be more relaxed about it being just what it is and knowing it's not my fault I'm not a bad daughter!
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- Claire

Very helpful

This is a book I wish many people could read to grasp their story.
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- Resika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio