The Emotionally Absent Mother

  • by Michele Gilbert
  • Narrated by Dora Gaunt
  • 0 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life for you hasn't been easy.
You are currently in a relationship that is doing more harm than good and are working a job that you never seem to be able to execute perfectly. While others are enjoying life in all of its fullness, you feel like you are in a rat race that gets more competitive by the minute. "What is my problem?" you ask, "Why can't I just sit back and enjoy life?" Blame it on your mother.
That's right!
Your mom and her emotional absence has a lot to do with your current state in life.
The Emotionally Absent Mother will delve into your mother's apathy, and why such a lack of compassion may not be her fault. This audiobook will also help you find ways to cope with the pain that you suffered as a child, as well as look past the scars to see a better future.
When you download The Emotionally Absent Mother: Overcome Childhood Emotional Neglect and Begin to Heal Yourself you'll learn:


What emotional absence is
Mom wasn't there.... How to deal with it
How to try forgiveness
How to let the past stay there
How to embrace the future
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The Emotionally Absent Mother

Would you consider the audio edition of The Emotionally Absent Mother to be better than the print version?

Yes I would


What did you like best about this story?

I have a lot of anger issues with my Mom and the mere title of the book caught my attention and I was curious. I actually may listen to this one again. There were several points of topic that I took note of and plan to use.


What about Dora Gaunt’s performance did you like?

Very calming voice.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did. The topic was personal to my own life I plan to make reference of it to improve my own situation with my Mother.


Any additional comments?

Thank you for this.

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- Peggy Pavkovich

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Dear Michelle;
The absent mother was a great start to my journey of recovery. My issue is that I am 40 years old and am only now looking back at the extent she was absent. Your book, which I listen to often, can only be a starting point as I am just now learning how truly apathetic she was. Furthermore, what do you do as an adult, when your formerly absent mother suddenly wants your company all of the time. This could literally be ONE minute after receiving texts from her about what a terrible person you are. For example at 5:08 "you're not a good daughter. you're not nice. you're killing me!!" with zero provocation from me. 5:09 "can u come meet me for dinner?? I'm at the bar across the street." What about the fact that I'm sober and probably shouldn't be in a bar. Does it even cross her mind or is she purely trying to get her needs met with no consideration for mine. I will always listen to this book as a summary. I need something for the adult children of these people who are just now looking back only to discover "wow, they weren't there at all. Coming home to money on the countertop for dinner every night wasn't the considerate, loving parental action I thought it to be. Business dinners with my father took precedence. In short, what is there for those of us who are adults, just discovering this now, with aging patents who now want OUR love and support, and get angry when can't yet find it in ourselves to even look at them during this phase of recovery. Thank you for starting this journey for me. Rosemarie.mercurio@gmail.com
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- Rosemarie Mercurio

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2015
  • Publisher: Michele L.