May 08, 2010
mothers have taken care of us, we love them, and we have been
dependent on them. This combination creates issues with our mothers
that must be dealt with as adults if we want happy, healthy lives.
What To Do
"If you judge me about that, I won't share anymore information with
you. I need you to stop talking to me like that now or I'll have to
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client, Mary, who grew up here in Denver, recently asked her mom to
help her pick out a new refrigerator and her mom’s response was,
“Are you such a pea brain that you can’t pick it out yourself?
Denver client Cynthia has had a very
uncomfortable relationship with her mom. When Cynthia visited her
parents, her mother would play manipulative games, and withdraw into
her bedroom to pout when she didn’t get her way. Her father would
just say, “That’s just your mom.” This made Cynthia feel extremely
unloved. She took her mother’s behavior personally accountable for
that bad behavior. Then she wrote several letters to her mom, trying
to make her understand how unloved she felt. Though it was a hard
road, Cynthia feels she finally got things worked out with her mom.
Another Denver client, Delores, wrote
the following poem after working on the issues with her mother.
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