Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Author(s): Teri Apter


Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter showcases five different types of difficult mother - the angry, the controlling, the narcissistic, the envious and the emotionally neglectful - and reveals the patterns of behaviour seen in each type. She explains why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses, and she shows how to conduct an "emotional audit" to overcome the power of the feelings a difficult mother inflicts. The book acknowledges the challenges facing the children of difficult mothers but also celebrates their resilience.


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Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Author website: www.terriapter.com

General Fields

  • : 9780393345445
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : June 2013
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Teri Apter
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 158.24
  • : 240