Estranged Mothers and Daughters

Mother’s who couldn’t mother

Melissa Steussy
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs
4 min readMar 2, 2024

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Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

Some of our mothers didn’t have the emotional wherewithal to look outside of themselves.
Some were hooked on pills, men, or alcohol.
Some were trying to survive themselves.
They’d been hurt or abused and had their depth of trauma to deal with.
A kid was too much.

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