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Don't Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother-Daughter… (edition 2005)

by Myers; Linda Joy; PH.D.

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This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword continues the saga, allowing her to confront her family legacy and come full circle with her daughter and grandchildren.… (more)
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Title:Don't Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother-Daughter Abandonment
Authors:Myers; Linda Joy; PH.D.
Info:Two Bridges Press (2005), Paperback, 257 pages
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Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness by Linda Joy Myers

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Follow Linda Joy Myers as she leads you through her life, sharing her path from abandonment, abuse, and emotional damage to freedom. You won’t want to put this book down, except to wipe away your tears.

This book provides a rare glimpse into the life and thoughts of a person who suffered immeasurable abuse and neglect as a child, also the ongoing difficulties and pain this creates as an abused and abandoned child becomes an adult. The book also explains how Linda found healing and freedom from the pain through addressing the demons in her life, providing hope to those also going through such pain in their own lives. Thank you, Linda, for your willingness to be vulnerable and share so openly about your life!
Ultimately this is a memoir about love and forgiveness. It became that because Linda Joy worked hard at it. She always hoped for her mother to acknowledge her and love her, and almost by brute force hope is fulfilled. Through years of therapy and becoming a therapist herself, Linda Joy finally found peace and forgiveness and learned how to be a loving mother and grandmother herself. (By Madeline40 she sums this up so well)

This is a first-hand description of child abuse and navigates the reader through the distinctive stumbling blocks encountered by adult survivors of abuse who are attempting to forgive. This thought-provoking illustration offers new hope to those who have given up at the prospect of forgiving. Many survivors of abuse long to forgive their abusers; however, many common approaches to forgiveness are not appropriate for situations involving abuse.

Forgiveness does not mean excusing. No one needs to forgive the acts perpetrated against them in order to let go of resentment and forgive the being who harmed them. Forgiveness is not an event of immediacy. It's not a bolt of lightning that brightens the soul and burns the pain to ashes. Forgiveness is a process that is transformational. When all is said and done, the final process is an act of love. ( )
  MaryAnn12 | May 25, 2013 |
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This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword continues the saga, allowing her to confront her family legacy and come full circle with her daughter and grandchildren.

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