314 SelfWork: Mother (Or Mother-In-Law) Trouble: Answering Your Questions
Today, I’ll be answering three listener questions about how to make successful transitions with their moms or mothers-in-law. And I chose them because they’re very much reflective of common problems you might have yourself.
Psychiatry blamed mothers years ago for everything from autism to schizophrenia and that was all plain wrong. Even Freud’s granddaughter, Sophie Freud, also a professor and psychiatric social worker, has said that her grandfather didn’t understand a woman’s sexuality at all. So, we’re not throwing moms under the bus. I’m a mom and know I’ve not been a perfect one. But I have no desire to be thrown under any vehicle, bus or no bus – while dads have their own dynamic, which can often be destructive.
But these three listener questions did pertain to moms – so we’ll focus on potential problems that can arise as you become an adult yourself and make normal transitions.
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