Is there a strain in your mother – daughter relationship?
The relationship between mothers and daughters is a tricky one. It can be a healthy bond and still have some underlying expectations, misunderstandings and hurts.
Dr. Helen understands how a strained relationship can leave scars. She was raised by a mother who battled alcoholism, anger and anxiety. For years she thought something was wrong with her. It was after becoming a Doctor of Counseling Psychology that Helen understood that she did the best she could with what she knew about her mother.
Helping other women who had been hurt by their mother-daughter relationship as well as raising her own daughter, Blythe, differently became a desire of her heart.
Through the effort needed to guard their own relationship, they centered it around respecting, listening and then talking.
“When we honor each other, it helps win us back together. We have learned to share our words and not shove them.” Blythe Daniel
In today’s episode Blythe Daniel and her mother Dr. Helen McIntosh talk about the hope behind their book:
Listen in as Blythe and Helen show us:
- 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠
- 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧
- 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐜𝐞
- 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬
- 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞
It is the prayer of Blythe and Dr. Helen that your heart toward your mother or daughter will not be unthreaded, but made tighter.
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Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh
Dr. Helen McIntosh (EdD, Counseling Psychology) is a counselor, speaker, educator, and has authored books on self-image and conflict resolution: Messages To Myself and Eric, Jose & The Peace Rug®. Her work has appeared in several national outlets including Guideposts, ParentLife, and HomeLife magazines. She resides in Dalton, Georgia with her husband Jim. They have two children, including Blythe McIntosh Daniel, and are grandparents five times over.