Happy Mother’s Day, Ladies. I hope you enjoyed your day with your mother or children – or both – as well as with aunts, cousins, friends and other family members.
At some point during the day, you may have thought about the fact that we all have Mommy issues. Yes, we all do. Maybe today you’ve thought about your own Mommy issues. We spend a lot of time reflecting on how our mother has impacted our lives for better and worse. We try to squash the bad… but, inevitably, it all leaks out. Doesn’t it?
This Mother’s Day, SuzyKnew! would like to share with you Politico’s article on Donald Trump’s Mommy Issues below. We’ve covered the Donald and his relationship with women a lot over the last year or so. But, we haven’t dealt with one of the most important – if not the most important – relationship he has with a woman: his mother.
He may not have bonded successfully with his mother and that made him the adult—and the politician—that he is.
By PETER LOVENHEIM May 13, 2018
Donald Trump is easily the most psychoanalyzed president of modern times. His decision-making style and behavior have been hotly debated by journalists, voters, politicians, world leaders and pundits who have bestowed upon him any number of fanciful, grave-sounding mental conditions, calling him, among other things, a narcissist, a sociopath, a psychopath and a paranoiac. Trump has said he distrusts mental health professionals, so we don’t have access to a formal assessment of his psychology. But colloquially speaking, perhaps the best explanation for the president’s behavior dates back to his earliest interactions with his mother.
Although I’m not a psychologist, I have spent years researching a major field of psychology known as attachment theory for a book. According to the science of attachment—developed in the second half of the 20th century by British psychotherapist John Bowlby—we’re hardwired at birth to attach to a competent and reliable caregiver for protection because we are born helpless. The success or failure of this attachment affects all our relationships throughout life—in the workplace, on the athletic field, with loved ones—and yes, even in politics. Children who bond successfully with a primary caregiver—usually this is the mom but it could also be the dad, grandparent, nanny or other adult—grow up with what is termed a “secure” attachment. As adults, they tend to be confident, trusting of others, resilient in the face of setbacks, and able to enjoy long, stable relationships. Children who fail to achieve a successful attachment, on the other hand, may as adults have a lack of comfort with intimacy, difficulty trusting others, a constant need for reassurance from relationship partners, and a lack of resilience when faced with illness, injury or loss… Continue reading
Also, we would like share a few past articles SuzyKnew! has published on Mother’s Day that deal with issues with have with our Mothers.
Mother’s Day: It’s Complicated, May 14, 2017
Mother’s Day is a day when mothers can do no wrong and daughters are expected to be dutiful and respectful. But, most of all, everyone should be happy and grateful. But, we all know: Mother’s Day is complicated. Continue reading.
My Mother/My Self, My Love Life, May 13, 2012
Today, in many countries, we celebrate Mother’s Day. But, how does our relationship with our mothers influence our love lives? Our sex lives? Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day!