5 Steps to Setting Boundaries with Your Mother

FENCES by Orlando MartyEven in loving adult daughter-mother relationships, there’s often a certain amount of tension. While it’s rarely talked about—it’s adolescence that gets all the press—the relationship has to undergo a transition when the daughter reaches adulthood.

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Avoiding Love and Connection? 4 Traits of Those Who Do

Ivan KarasevIt’s so counter-intuitive: Isn’t everyone looking for love? The answer is actually maybe and no. Unloved daughters who spend their childhood on tenterhooks with mothers who are sometimes attentive and available and sometimes not— asking whether the Good Mommy or the Bad Mommy will show up today—become anxious and always on the prowl for validation and reassurance.

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3 Signs of A Wounded Self

WOMan jonathan VelasquezAt 35, Gwen is a successful businesswoman—an executive in advertising— and well-regarded but her personal life is another story. As the daughter of a highly controlling mother whom she tries desperately to please but who makes her feel like a failure because nothing she does is ever good enough,

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