How I Learned To Like My Mom
Forgive Those You Love
... Before It's Too Late.
Parental relationships can be challenging. Dorenda understands
that better than most. As a child with a beautiful, talented
mother who married seven times, drank too much, and
parented too little -- whom she loved, but did not like - life
growing up was not always easy.
Years later, she came to realize that difficult dynamics continue
to affect and harm our lives and current relationships. While
writing her mom's eulogy, she recognized there is no such thing
as "burying the past."
It was a rude awakening to discover that her mother had
ultimately taught her the most important lessons we, humans,
can learn in life:
- Forgive unconditionally (even what you can't forget).
- Love without judgment.
Dorenda offers her story of healing
and forgiveness as she discovered
that her mom was actually a pretty
likable, remarkable, and admirable
person. She just had to get to know
her. This memoir is for anyone who
had a difficult or traumatic childhood
because of alcohol, abuse, divorce,
neglect, or poverty.