Estranged relationships between parents and their children seem to be becoming more and more prominent. My mother and I were estranged for essentially ten years and this book takes the reader on a journey through my life, as the daughter, with all the events, all the struggles my mother and I faced to get us to the point we were at. Back and forth from the week I went backEstranged relationships between parents and their children seem to be becoming more and more prominent. My mother and I were estranged for essentially ten years and this book takes the reader on a journey through my life, as the daughter, with all the events, all the struggles my mother and I faced to get us to the point we were at. Back and forth from the week I went back for my mother's funeral to all the events that got us to where we are, it is a long, emotional journey. From the call with the news that my mother was no longer walking the Earth to their divorce, from getting back to where I left long ago to running away, from dealing with my sister who hates me to being in a psych hospital, from being back at the house that built me to having a custody battle for my daughter with my mom, from seeing all my mom's sisters again to being kicked out while my husband was deployed and I was pregnant, from being accused of our relationship issues to a wedding that was supposed to bring us all back together – this book is my personal journey of self-discovery and admittance of everything that happened between my mom and I to get us to the point of no return. 'the loss of A MOTHER's loss' was a way for me to let the world know, especially those that saw it happen without knowing what happened, why things were the way they were. It became a personal desire to let other daughters that are struggling with their mother know they are not alone and it is okay to be your own person with your family no matter how your mother may want to try to make you feel about it. ...
|Title||:||the loss of A MOTHER's loss|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||199 Pages|
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the loss of A MOTHER's loss Reviews
I really enjoyed this book and honestly could not put it down. Perhaps I am biased because I know the author from childhood. I am probably also biased as, even though without name, I was mentioned at least two times. It is a surreal experience to learn about things that happened around you from a different perspective that you had ever known before. Of course everyone says there are three sides to a story and of course you can only know one yourself, it isn't often you get to see one of the other side's. people's childhoods are often fraught with numerous obstacles and tumultuous relationships. I think it makes it more difficult when one of those relationships is with a parent and unfortunately you never get to resolve what happened before they passed away. That is what this book has in-store for its readers. The emotions held within its pages are very raw and detail a life that was fraught with many struggles and life lessons as well. Although we may not share all of the author's formative experiences, I think we can all hope to be able to do exactly what she did in the end, make it through and move on. I wish the author happiness in her current life and love and health to her family :-)
“the loss of A Mother’s loss” is a thought provoking memoir from a fledgling new author, Jennifer Shriver. Shriver takes her readers through her life, much of it painful and sad. Her thoughts and narrative are raw and sensitive drawing in the reader so much that the reader finds himself or herself in the story. When tension is in the writing, the reader feels it, a rare quality for a new writer. Her relationship with her Father is nonexistent and with her mother confusing and barbed. She tries to get along with her sister but finds it impossible. While all of this seems depressing and sad this author treats her readers to a meaningful side of life as she finds her way. This is a fascinating story of perseverance and the will to overcome. Organized in a beautiful way with segue ways that flow like a manuscript of a seasoned writer. I enjoyed this book, this intensified look at the family member that just seems so different to belong. For me this was a wonderful story that needs some editing to attain 5 stars. I hope this new voice will let us in on more of her stories. Her talent is just surfacing so I look forward to reading her next book.