When Your Mother’s Voice Hijacks Yours

Dimitri Ratushny covered faceIf there’s one promise an unloved daughter makes to herself—and I am willing to bet that it’s universal since so many women, including myself, have alluded to it—it’s that she’ll never treat people the way her mother does.

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Unmasking a Narcissist: 5 Red Flags

winner photo by Matt EvanI usually resist writing about narcissism since it’s The Little Black Dress of self-help these days; judging from Google, pretty much everyone is either a narcissist or has been caught in a snare set by one.

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The Scapegoated Daughter

sheepWhile some differential treatment of children is normal even in loving families, the unloved daughter feels it keenly all of the time. Scapegoating is a variation on the theme but it is aggressive,

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6 Tips for Using Journaling as a Path to Healing

Journal by Carli JeanThere’s a body of research, including that of James Pennebaker, that shows the writing can be used as a powerful tool for healing with certain caveats. Writing permits us to not just to own our experiences in a different way—a point which may be crucial for an unloved daughter whose experiences have been denied by her mother or family—but also to make a coherent narrative of them.

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