Mothers Who Can't Love

Mothers Who Can't Love

A Healing Guide for Daughters

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With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters--and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy.

In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love.

Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse.

Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can't Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests.

Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can't Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers.
Copyright Date: c2013.
ISBN: 9780062204349
Characteristics: viii, 287 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Glynn, Donna Frazier


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Oct 02, 2019

Thus begins Susan Forward's groundbreaking book about the harsh reality that many children such as myself live with and that is mothers incapable of loving some or all of their offspring! This isn't a book of lament but one of Healing, Recovery, coping mechanisms and Growth for any Woman who has faced the deepest wound of being an unloved and essentially a motherless child. This work lays bare the often shrouded and shameful 'secret' of being unloved by the one person who should adore and love you unconditionally, your mother. Wherever you are on your Healing Journey, this book is truly a gift which will Empower you in moving through and past this profound trauma.

May 19, 2019

Clear, compassionate, detailed guide on how to deal with the conflicts between parents and children.

Sep 26, 2018

Great book for all daughters in mature years needing healing regardless

Sep 13, 2015

Thank you Dr. Forward! You have helped me heal after so many years of despair


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Oct 02, 2019

"Most societies glorify mothers, as if the mere act of giving birth makes them inherently capable of nurturing. That's simply not true. There's no magic switch that turns on "maternal instinct"... Of course the Freudian tradition of mother bashing - blaming mothers for everything that goes wrong - is erroneous, but it is also a fantasy to believe that the role of mother is automatically synonymous with healthy love."

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