CHAPTER 1

Are You “All Mothered Out”?

The red leather sofa in my office has supported hundreds of moms who are “all mothered out.”

Janice, the mother of a teenage girl, kept checking her cell phone during our session, hoping her daughter would text. “I’m so stressed,” she tells me. “I can’t focus on my work or get anything done at home. I’m worried about my daughter all the time. She has this boyfriend drama and isn’t getting her schoolwork done. I check Find My iPhone constantly when she’s out driving and she’s never where she’s supposed to be.”

Sharon, the mother of three, looks like she has it all together, with her perfect makeup, hair, and ...

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