Mother Dearest, Mother Damnedest

Any way you look at it, your relationship with your mother is no simple thing. At any given moment, it may be as joyful as it is difficult.

Mother’s Day! Remind Me—Remind Me Not—Remind Me

By Russell Friedman
Mother's Day has been different for me ever since.

Adapting to an Adoptee's Mother's Day

By Pia Savage
What happens when an adoptee with NLD meets her birth mother?

What Do We Owe a Dying Parent?

By Ariel Gore
Notes from a Reluctant Caregiver

Love Letter to the Motherless on Mother's Day

By Frances Kuffel
Mother's Day is one of three acute celebrations of belonging.

Why Every Day is Mother's Day

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Finding appreciation for all that you do every day as a mom

How Close is Too Close in Mother-Daughter Relationships?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Should Moms and Daughters be BFFs?

Amy Ferris: Assisted Loving

By Jennifer Haupt
A daughter's struggle to come to terms with her mother's dementia.

A Child of a Single Parent Asks, Why the Hurtful Digs?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Are the children of single parents doomed to a lesser life?

When Your Mother Has a Borderline Personality

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
If your mother's love was, and still is, toxic, what are your options?

Happy Ol' Mother's Day!

By Suzy Becker
A medley of advanced maternal age moments

What to Do With Your Mother Once You're a Grown-Up

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
As your mom and dad enter their autumn years, what's most important to you?

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

By Peg Streep
A lack of confidence and an inability to trust are just the beginning.

Breaking the Fantasy Bond with Our Mothers

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
The value of differentiating from the negative traits of our mothers.

Moms in the Middle of Daughters and Mothers on Mother's Day

By Sari Cooper AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, Director, Center for Love and Sex
How to Deal with Critical Mothers, Demanding Daughters and the Super-Mom Myth

And If You Don't Have A Mom or Kids on Mother's Day?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
If you've lost your mother or are childless, how do you cope with Mother's Day?

The Good Mother

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
There are so many different ways to raise wonderful adults

Alice Hoffman on Mother's Day

By Jennifer Haupt
New fairytale picture book from the master of magical realism

When Mothers Day Hurts

By Karyl McBride Ph.D.
Cultural expectations about motherhood can open up wounds

When Mother’s Day is Not Happy

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
Many mothers and children grieve on this day. Learn how to support them.

Getting Over a Narcissistic Mother

By Carlin Flora
How to get over your narcissistic mom.

The Mirror Speaks in the Mother-Daughter Connection

By Karyl McBride Ph.D.
If mother can’t love, can you still love her?

My Mother's Lesson

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Compassion is power.

Are You Turning Into Your Mother?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Does behaving like your mother make you your mother?

Not All Mothers Are Loving and Kind

By Melody T. McCloud M.D.
If your mother is/was wonderful, be grateful. Not everyone is so lucky.

Guilt: The Mother of All Feelings

By Victoria Maxwell
Should you blame your mother for your mental illness?