I recently ran across an article on the internet about celebrities who are estranged from their parents. One of the celebrities listed was Oprah Winfrey. Yes, you read that correctly. We all know Oprah as this power house media mogul and philanthropist. What many don’t know is what she has overcome. After reading this article, I immediately began to think of the hurt these celebrities have endured.
The hurt of feeling alone and unloved. The hurt of feeling you’re not enough. The hurt of not feeling worthy of receiving love or knowing how to love. The hurt of not feeling protected. The hurt of not having a strong attachment to the person who gave birth to you, your mother, can be devastating and have a lasting effect.
Carrying around the baggage of past hurt is exhausting and can lead to many unhealthy traits. If you’ve experienced or continue to experience any of the previously mentioned hurt or unresolved anger due to a strained relationship with your mother, choose today to begin the healing process of forgiveness. This can be done privately in therapy with a professional who will allow you to openly and honestly navigate these complex emotions. Take the first step of making your peace of mind a priority.
*Info in this blog is strictly my personal/professional opinion. Posts and comments are not intended to treat, diagnose, or replace any medical advice you may have received. Please contact your doctor or therapist if you feel you need help, and in any case of emergency, dial 911.