Category Archives: Relationships

Healing Your Mother (Or Father) Wound by Phillip Moffitt

[Re-blog from Dharma Wisdom.] If you have unresolved feelings about your mother (or father), making them part of your mindfulness practice can transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher.   If you choose to follow … Continue reading

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The Cycle Of Abuse

“As you said, it’s a cycle. I’m getting fed up. It’s exhausting. It just keeps repeating.” My friend poured her heart out. Her words didn’t come as a surprise to me. I knew it was just a matter of time … Continue reading

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A Narcissistic Mother’s Drama

When the bedroom door closes, whatever goes on is between the couple. We can never know enough to make accurate or even fair or unfair judgments and conclude why a couple split up. Both or one of them may present … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Betrayal. A Daughter’s Trust Issues.

When we have been lied to, especially by a loved one, the betrayal is quite deep and damaging, to begin with. Even more so when it’s a betrayal from one’s birth mother. The deep and painful sense of betrayal towards … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Involvement. Triangulation. Mediating Between My Parents.

My mother had vehemently denied it through the years — from my father and me, in particular — her ill-chosen involvement, which lasted for more than a decade. Fortunately for my siblings, they were spared from the pain of the … Continue reading

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“The fact remains that we are siblings.”

“The fact remains that we are siblings.” That was one of the messages that I received. It pierced right to my heart and gut! Condescending. Imposing. Guilt-tripping. Invalidating. Dismissive. Marginalizing. You may as well replace the word ‘siblings’ with ‘family,’ … Continue reading

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A Genuinely Apologetic Mother’s Letter To Her Wounded Daughter

After going no-contact with my birth mother in 2010, I arrived at a point in my journey where I gave up on my dream of having a nurturing and loving relationship with her. No blaming. No what if’s. No regrets. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Yet Inevitable — In memory of Tita Lola, Part 5

Originally posted on Aligning With Truth:
Tita Lola spent her last several months living with my eldest sister and her family after she had a gallbladder operation. I believe it took place about a year before she passed on. Tita Lola was well…

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Releasing the ties that bind – In memory of Tita Lola, Part 3

Originally posted on Aligning With Truth:
Image source: http://www.visualphotos.com/ On August 2, the day before Tita Lola’s birthday, I was talking to my closest friend, a mother of a six-year-old girl and a six-month-old baby boy.  Such adorable bundles of joy!…

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The Request For Binding Prayers For My Mother Before Her Passing

[Continued from “Healing Prayers For My Mother. Searching For Me. Be Careful What You Pray For.” During the final days of my mother, my cousin mustered the courage to suggest to my eldest sister that, perhaps, my mother needed major … Continue reading

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