For most people, it's unimaginable for a grown man or woman to choose to stop all contact with their parents. The people who provided food, clothes, and shelter, attended dance recitals, volunteered at school, or cheered from the bleachers during every Friday night's football game don't deserve to be abandoned in their old age just because they made some parenting mistakes, right?
Virago Sons separate from their fathers to become men — many stories have focused on this challenge. The day after I graduated from high school, I boarded a train. I left my home town, my country, my language. For the next 10 years I believed I had truly found my own identity. If I wanted to show my daughter how to become content as a woman, I had to look far more closely first at myself as a daughter before being able to become the mother — and the grownup daughter — I wanted to be.
I write to understand myself better. Each story is an exploration, a journey, a search for something I cannot express in any other way.
Mother-daughter relationships have been my preoccupation over the past 20 years.
Here are some of the books that have inspired me. The Great Mother by Erich Neumann translated from the German by Ralph Manheim Ever since the dawn of western civilisation, we have lived within patriarchal structures. So what has happened to the feminine in our human subconscious?
The philosopher and psychologist Neumann was a student of Carl Jung.
In this classic he traces the representation of the feminine from the beginning of image-making in caves via mythological storytelling to monotheistic religions. A psychologically insightful and thought-provoking read.
The story presents us with a poetic reminder of how narrow traditional roles for women were — even if at first glance it might appear there was space for self-defined manoeuvre. It is written with empathy and honesty by a woman who has come to terms with a difficult mother.
Searching for Mercy Street: But she was also bipolar and incapable of fulfilling her role as mother. She has five daughters, and no higher aspiration than to find husbands for them. At the end of the book the author sighs: A hugely entertaining read. A medieval Italian castle, two beautiful young women held captive by their authoritarian father and, from the vault underneath the floorboards, a mysterious knocking.
A fantastic mother-daughter tale complete with a handsome lover and a happy end. The Devil Kissed Her: Watson draws a vivid picture of the woman and the times and lets us ponder: This is a poem as much concerned with the end of a love affair as the mother-daughter relationship.
The part of the legend far less well-known is that Zeus had swallowed the pregnant Metisand it was she who gave birth to Athena inside Zeus.
Jacobs here offers a brilliant reinterpretation of the Oresteia myth, and in doing so shows us how we can change our thinking.- Parental support: mothers' emotional communications in narratives about the past (evaluations of positive events, explanations of neg feelings), elaborative parent-child conversations - Middle childhood - look to people beyond family (school, community, peers, social groups).
Relationship Mothers' and Their Adult Daughters' Perceptions of Their ents provide their adult children with more psychological and material sup- Journal of Family Issues 32(4) Mother.
Maternal substance abuse: Exploring mother-infant relationships and brain responses They often express wanting to create a safer and better environment for their own children, yet fall into the pattern of drug abuse and lose their children to child protective services.
The stigma of addiction is especially harsh for mothers, but my own.
The relationship between mother and child is one of the most resistant, viewed from biological and social terms. It is based on the maternal feeling, plus the social, . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Mothers and Sons: Stories at lausannecongress2018.com Read honest and rave, and has his first tentative experience of gay sex.
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