We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Emotionally Absent Mother Audiobook

The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed

Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were "undermothered" as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care.

The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother's own history, and how you can fill the "mother gap" by:

  • Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother
  • Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself
  • Opening to the archetype of the good mother
  • Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed

Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori traces perceived personal "defects" back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And by teaching today's undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure happier futures - for themselves and their children.

©2010 Jasmin Lee Cori (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This book is a revelation to those of us whose mothering was short of what we needed." (Connie Dawson, PhD, coauthor of Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (46 )
5 star
 (30)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (36 )
5 star
 (24)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.4 (37 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amelia 05-02-16
    Amelia 05-02-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This book will save you years of therapy"

    I have been in and out of therapy for 25 years and have never come across such a powerful self help resource as this book. It is clear, concise, and every word has impact. I cannot express my gratitude for how this book is helping me understand my mother, myself, my relationships, and my fellow human beings. Thank you Jasmin Lee Cori for helping the under mothered of this world.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan 06-19-16
    Susan 06-19-16 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Poignant & Helpful..."

    Not coming from an overt abusive mother I couldn't pin point why I feel so distant & hurt at times in my relationship w/ her. But The author here gives specific behaviors of how mothers & daughters 'connect' or don't and how the 'psychological patterns' of the mother effect the connectedness to the Dtr. The focus is on the Dtrs healing which Provides hope. The so thot discusses 10 characteristics of a 'good mother' and encourages reflection to whether you got that or not. Not leaving you hanging if you didn't get that good love from your mother, she goes on to encourage healing. She provides specific things, that as an adult, U can put into action- which I have found effective. Although not having a good mother, is no place anyone wants to find themselves…the book to me was informative and helpful.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazzzing 07-09-16
    Amazzzing 07-09-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great!"

    If you were under mothered, it will give you ideas on how to improve your view of life and practice exercises to get a new life.
    Didn't like the narrator though. Felt like she was going to "faint on me."
    First couple of sentences were a bit "abrasive" to my ears, but then it got better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Hans S 08-11-16
    Hans S 08-11-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Overrared"

    Some interesting material written(spoken) in an overbearing manner with incomprehensible solutions. Read material by Dr. Lindsay Gibson instead.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Claire
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    10/20/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So helpful"

    This book really has help to relieve the sense of guilt I'd been feeling at not being able to get along with my now needy recently widowed mother.
    I finally understand the mechanics of our relationship and I'm able to be more relaxed about it being just what it is and knowing it's not my fault I'm not a bad daughter!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Resika
    5/1/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very helpful"

    This is a book I wish many people could read to grasp their story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.