Posted by Diane Gardner

I was moved by a post I read recently on an online support group for “motherless mothers.” This new mom wrote, “I’m sorry if this isn’t the right group for this, but we cut off contact with my mother last October (when I was pregnant). She has some pretty extreme mental problems that she refuses to get help for. I have noticed though that since having a baby I crave having a mother. Not MY mother, but someone who is motherly. Someone who will just tell me I’m doing a good job and that she’s proud of me.”

Although her mother is alive, this woman is clearly mourning her mother’s absence.

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