The Emotionally Unavailable Mother and Her 4 Controversial Traits

Your mother is the most important person in the world. She is the first to show you what love is. Your relationship with her defines many aspects of your personality and the way you handle your own relationships as an adult. But what if you were raised by an emotionally unavailable mother? My mother may seem cold and distant at first, but on…

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8 Things Single Parents Struggle with in Life More Than Anyone Else

Single parents go through so much in life. In fact, they suffer more than anyone else when it comes to some things. This post is an incredibly hard one to write for me, as I have struggled during married and being single. Although there were many issues during my marriage, obviously or I might still be married, there were less basic struggles. A…

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What Is a Birth Plan and Why Every Mother-To-Be Needs to Make One

A birth plan is a lot more popular in the US rather than the UK, here in the UK we are recommended to have a think about some of the basics regarding skin to skin, cord clamping and pain relief. Giving birth is an unpredictable event so it’s quite hard to have a birth plan and stick to it, but it is worth…

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7 Mother-Daughter Relationship Mistakes That May Cost Your Daughter Happiness

A healthy mother-daughter relationship is about balance and being fair, but there are costly mistakes that can damage this union. The mother-daughter relationship may seem like a perfect union straight from the Lifetime Movie Network. In some cases, this is true, but it’s rare. In most situations, there are certain levels of toxicity. Thank goodness it’s usually in small doses and it’s only…

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6 Signs You Were Raised by a Controlling Mother (And How to Deal with Her)

It’s possible that strict disciplinary actions your parents used were not normal. Maybe you had a controlling mother? This is how you know. If you were raised like I was, you weren’t allowed to do much on your own. Going on dates, even after the age of 16, was just not something I got to do, unlike most of the other kids. In…

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Gender Disappointment: a Condition That Affects Modern Women

Did you experience gender disappointment when your gynecologist told you that a girl, and not a boy, was on the way? Feeling upset that you're having a baby of the wrong gender isn't unusual. Gender disappointment is part and parcel of having a new baby. That said, like some women, you may take the news harder than others. A little sadness can become…

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10 Signs You Are Bearing Your Mother’s Insecurities (and How to Get Rid of Them)

You feel insignificant, unwanted and incompetent. You struggle with self-doubt and are not sure what its source is. And yet, you have grown so accustomed to these emotions that you cannot imagine living in another, better way. Many daughters encounter such maelstroms, thanks to the negative relationships they have with their mothers. You may have such insecurities but are unaware of them. Before…

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