Emotional Intelligence | Main page on emotionally abusive mothers
Mother in Oregon who wants to connect with other parents
Here is a letter I received. Maybe some parents can connect. It is reprinted with her permission.
|Wow. I just stumbled onto your
site and was overwhelmed with the information. I am
a 34 year old woman, daughter of an emotionally abusive
mother. I am also a mother of 5 teenage boys (two
are my biological and 3 are my step sons). I have
worked most of my adult life breaking the cycle of abuse
in my life and for my children. I am very
interested in helping mothers learn a healthier way of
parenting, and help children of abusive mothers learn how
to heal and receive validation for their
experience. This is something that I have struggled
with my whole life. I finally came to a point in my
life that I realized that I would need to validate myself
and I no longer look to my mother for that. She and
I have not had a relationship most of my adult life.
Please let me know of any programs that you know of in Oregon that I may be able to coach, mentor or volunteer to help. This is an issue that needs to receive more attention than it gets.