Remember when your mother would cast her gaze your way and then tell you exactly what she was thinking about you, your clothes, your weight, hair, complexion, behavior, intelligence, friends, future? Words spoken from some biological need to counterbalance whatever good she felt she was doing in your life?
Sure you do.
These were the words only a mother could love to say, spoken from the heart. Sometimes.
And, sometimes, from a much darker place. A place of frustration, envy and anger. An often over-medicated place that served as a launching pad for her weapons of esteem destruction; words that would land in your subconscious and fester there...forever. God, she was good! She had skills, admit it. Just think of how little you can remember of all the things ever said to you. But how much of what your mother said stuck in your head. Probably from the instant you received your first tongue-lashing something inside you knew, “this is wrong” but also, “this is something I'm never going to forget.” And you didn't. We understand. We’re here to help. So unleash your mother tongue-lashing memories and let the healing begin!