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  • How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect, Second Edition
  • Written by: Jasmin Lee Cori MS LPC
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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The Emotionally Absent Mother

Written by: Jasmin Lee Cori MS LPC
Narrated by: Emily Durante
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Publisher's Summary

The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed.

Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships - or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can't quite put a finger on what's missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse - but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains:

  • Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful - and what she was unable to give
  • The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse
  • How to find the child inside you and fill the "mother gap" through reflections and exercises
  • How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)

©2017 Jasmin Lee Cori (P)2017 Tantor

What the critics say

"This book is a revelation to those of us whose mothering was short of what we needed." (Connie Dawson, PhD, coauthor of Growing up Again)

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the whole book did!

I liked that it resembled my childhood growing up and explains why my mom was emotionally shut off from me and I learned more about trauma and the repercussions of it and so on!

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I was the emotionally absent abusive mother

really well spoken could relate on many topics like that they ask questions to help you think

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Excellent book, great narrator

Well written and thorough handling of the topic. The authors personal experiences and examples of others are a great asset.

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Must read!!!

So thankful to have listened to this amazing book! Very informative for someone who is new to therapy and understanding difficult family relationships. The other and the narrator did an amazing job!

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Very stirring book

This book is very empowering in helping to validate and understand yourself as well the forces that most likely shaped your mother and the way she mothered you. It has very deep and reflective guide work for the reader to go through in their own journey. Both emotionally and spiritually stirring this book will guide you through processing much of your childhood experience.

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Not finished, unimpressed so far.

So I’m only on chapter 2 so far but I’m extremely aggravated. So far I’m only really hearing about what mother should do and how some people just don’t receive that.... I already know. It’s why I downloaded the damn book. Seems like a waste of time and a bit of a trigger to those of us trying to learn how to heal. We don’t need reminded of the love most mothers have for their children, we know.

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