The author of a 100,000 copy-selling book on mother/daughter relationships takes readers to the next level: This is the definitive book on understanding and overcoming this family dynamic with practical steps on forgiving and flourishing.
Difficult mother? The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your difficult mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, content, and joyful.
Narcissistic mother? You can emotionally separate without guilt. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters shows women how to emotionally separate from their difficult mothers without guilt and anxiety, so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences.
Learn through the experiences of others: The book is filled with personal stories and experiences, practical tools, and journal prompts that can be used now to feel better. Anderson compassionately leads women struggling in their relationships with their difficult mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Karen's experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation.
Funny and compassionate: This book is about Karen discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate.
What you'll learn inside this book:
Why mothers and daughters can have difficult relationships How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" How to tell your stories in a way that empowers How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries How to stop "shouldering" How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your needs
AN ENCOURAGING GUIDE FOR GROWTH ANDSELF-EXPLORATION IN MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPSYour bond with your mother is one of the most important factors influencing yourlife. But what if your mother is an emotional withholder or hard to even have arelationship with? Karen C. L. Anderson has good news for you: a fraughtconnection with your mother doesn't need to stand in the way of your own healthand happiness. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Di_icult Mothers, AdultDaughters shows women how to emotionally separate from their mothers withoutguilt and anxiety so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires,needs, and preferences. Through story and helpful, practical tools, Andersoncompassionately leads women who struggle in their relationships with theirmothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Drawing on herown life experience, Anderson has personally guided hundreds of women toprofound growth and transformation with the strategies and insights you'll find inthis book. The results are nothing short of miraculous.What You'll Learn Inside This Book How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" fromsources of pain into sources of creativity and wisdomt How to tell your story in a way that empowers you,instead of making you powerless How to create, articulate, and maintain impeccableboundaries in your mother relationship How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor,and meet your own preferences and needs
Karen C.L. Anderson is a storyteller who believes that the truth never creates suffering and that all stories can be told through the lens of truth. She is also a feminist, a writer, speaker, workshop presenter, and blogger who consciously chooses to live her life as an experiment and to view the world through the lens of curiosity and fascination. Her previous book, The Peaceful Daughter's Guide to Separating From A Difficult Mother, is an international best seller, having sold well over 100,000 copies.
In another life, Anderson spent 20 years trying to fit her right-brained self into a left-brained career as a trade magazine journalist in the field of plastics (and if she had a dime for every time someone mentioned that line from The Graduate...).
She is married to a left-brained engineer and they live in Southeastern Connecticut. Katherine Woodward Thomas is author of the national bestseller, Calling in "The One," a licensed marriage & family therapist, and author of the new book, Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After. She is an inspirational speaker and an internationally recognized relationship expert who has had the privilege of working with over 200,000 people in her virtual and in-person learning communities and has trained and certified hundreds of people as coaches of her highly transformative work. To find out more please go to , or