Moms Who Hate Motherhood

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Motherhood has a near-sacred status in our society. If we dare speak negatively about it, it’s only to say: “Motherhood is hard, but it’s worth it.”

But for some mothers, it isn’t. In this episode, the Sugars take on the taboo. They take letters from two women who love their children but hate motherhood. They’re joined by Lois Nachamie, a psychotherapist who works with struggling parents.

Show notes

[0:22] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[3:25] “The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood,” Barbara Almond, 2010.

[4:03] Lois Nachamie, professional website.

[18:08] “Good enough parent,” D.W. Winnicott, “The Child, the Family, and the Outside World,” 1973.

[44:37] “Mother,” Danzig, “Danzig,” 1988.

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