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MWP on the HERself Podcast
 

 



BOOKS WE LOVE
 

 



MEDIA WE LOVE



The Myth of Letting Go
 



Listening to Shame
 



Brené Brown on Empathy
 



The Power of Vulnerability
 



Are You Biased?
 



So You Think You're Mom's Favorite?
 



HERself Expert: Stephi Wagner (Mother Wound Project Founder) on the Mother Wound
 



Brené Brown and Harriet Lerner - I'm Sorry: How to Apologize & Why it Matters, Part 1 of 2
 



Brené Brown and Harriet Lerner - I'm Sorry: How to Apologize & Why it Matters, Part 2 of 2
 

 



THE RESEARCH
 

 

MATERNAL ESTRANGEMENT

Mothers' Attributions for Estrangement From Their Adult Children

Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Coleman, J., Wang, J., & Yan, J. J. (2021). Mothers’ Attributions for Estrangement from their Adult Children. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000198

Giving Voice to the Silence of Family Estrangement: Comparing Reasons of Estranged Parents and Adult Children in a Nonmatched Sample

Carr, K., Holman, A., Abetz, J., Kellas, J., & Vagnoni, E. (2015). Giving Voice to the Silence of Family Estrangement: Comparing Reasons of Estranged Parents and Adult Children in a Nonmatched Sample. Journal of Family Communication. 15. 130-140. doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2015.1013106

Estrangement Between Mothers and Adult Children: The Role of Norms and Values

Gilligan, M., Suitor, J., & Pillemer, K. (2015). “Estrangement Between Mothers and Adult Children: The Role of Norms and Values.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(4), 908-920. doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12207

 

MATERNAL FAVORITISM

Maternal Differential Treatment and Psychological Well-being: The Mediating Role of Marital Tension and Sibling Tension?

Peng, S., Suitor, J., & Gilligan M. (2019). "Maternal Differential Treatment and Psychological Well-being: The Mediating Role of Marital Tension and Sibling Tension?" The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences. doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbz158

Maternal Differential Treatment in Later Life and Within-Family Variations in Adult Sibling Closeness

Gilligan, M., Suitor, J., & Sangbo, N. (2015). “Maternal Differential Treatment in Later Life and Within-Family Variations in Adult Sibling Closeness.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 70:166-177. PMID: 25324293

Caregiving, Perceptions of Maternal Favoritism, and Tension among Siblings

Suitor, J., Gilligan, M., Johnson, J., & Pillemer, K. (2014). “Caregiving, Perceptions of Maternal Favoritism, and Tension among Siblings.” The Gerontologist 54(4), 580-588. doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnt065

 

MOTHERING PRACTICES