Missing Mother syndrome

Madison Elizabeth Baylis

Growing up without the secure presence of a loving, supportive mother implies much more than lacking a same-sex role model. It is devastating. Since the mother is the first, the basic caretaker, losing her -in a physical or emotional way- starts a nightmare of deprivation for a child. In a way, it never ends. Many negative conditions and feelings experienced later in life may have their roots in this extremely traumatic experience. The Mother can be present daily in your life, but her actions since your birth effect your life deeply……

You could suffer from “Missing Mother Syndrome” if you experience the following conditions on a regular basis:

You feel lost, out of place, and unsafe in this world
There is an underlying sadness in your life, even if nothing is wrong
You tend to feel lonely and depressed, especially at other people’s “HappyFamily” gatherings
You hate your…

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