Amy's Mother Abandoned Her: EP 8

How to Heal from Mother Abandonment.

In This Episode:

For 14 years, Amy was practically raising herself, while her mom was in the bars drinking. Amy's mom wasn't there for her when she needed her the most. The hurt Amy has from her mom abandoning her has continued into her adult life. Mother abandonment is one of the worst things a person can experience, and it can have devastating consequences. In this episode, I talk about those consequences and share some of the ways to begin to deal with the pain and get healing.

Did Today’s Episode Get You Thinking?

Your mother may have abandoned you, but it doesn't have to define you for the rest of your life. I want to help you discover healing from mother abandonment. Let's face the truth together, accept that your mom may never change, and then work on forgiving her. I also want to you to understand that God loves you and no matter how deeply you've been hurt by your mother, I'm confident with God's help you can find emotional and spiritual healing. Mother abandonment might be the beginning of your story but it's not going to be the end.

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Dawson McAllister
Dawson McAllister, also known as America's youth pastor, was an author, radio host, speaker, and founder of TheHopeLine. McAllister attended Bethel College in Minnesota for undergraduate work where he graduated in 1968, began graduate studies at Talbot School of Theology in California, and received an honorary doctorate from Biola University.
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One comment on “Amy's Mother Abandoned Her: EP 8”

  1. Got halfway through your podcast on mother abandonment and I'm just sitting here bawling my eyes out. I was abandoned by my mother and I've suffered and am still suffering from the things you mentioned,like chronic depression, toxic shame and substance abuse just to escape these feelings of loneliness, self hatred, shame and guilt.. I have a 15 year old son and I fear, more than anything else, that I'm doing the same to him because I'm still so wrapped up in my own pain. I feel stuck, trapped, hopeless and helpless. I can't even take care of a cat, let alone a 15 yr old child that desperately needs his mother and it is literally killing me. I don't want the same to happen to him. What I've realized is that it's a cycle that keeps going on for generations. I don't know what made my mom the way she is, but I'm sure it had a lot to do with the way she was raised and cared for or NOT cared for. My world has become so small. I barely leave the house and I know that I can't help my son and be there for him when I can't even help myself. I feel like I'm dying slowly and I wish I just wouldn't wake up. How selfish is that? My son has no one. We don't have extended family.It's like I'm still here because I don't want my son to be all alone, but I fear that he already is. Oh, God, I hate myself! I feel pitiful and pathetic and am so disgusted with myself. I see a therapist, but I trust no one. I'm at the point where I don't want to go on and see NO hope that things will get better. Yeah, I just want it to be over, already. I would trade my life for my sons happiness w/out a 2nd thought..and yes, I know that makes no sense because he would only blame himself, just like I blame myself for my mother not loving me enough to stick around! I'm so confused and tired. That's all. Thank you for listening!

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