The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Delight Has No Shelf Life

Connection to my baby came out of left field

Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash

Motherhood: A bill of goods

I was a lousy baby-mother. I thought it would be so straightforward, so automatic. I was a clinical child psychologist, for God’s sake! I worked with women who suffered postpartum depressions, assaults on lives and selves that they had once known and were terrified would not…

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.