Hostage: How A Domineering Mother Ended Her Daughter’s Dreams

Her spite lasted more than a lifetime, but may not have been her fault

Grandma and Grandpa’s headstone — it hadn’t been updated yet when this picture was taken. No one mourned her passing. I didn’t cry at the funeral — no one did except for Mom, and then only for a minute or so.

Self-imposed guilt is what so often forces women to shackle themselves to their emotional jailors.