The mother wound: what is it, how do you know if you have it and how to heal

Our experts share their advice on why healing this inter-generational trauma is crucial for women in particular, in order to break the cycle

The burden or responsibility that is inadvertently passed down from one generation to the next, leads to matrilineal pain or the 'mother wound'. Photo: Getty Images© Getty Images/iStockphoto

Audrey Kane

When we think of our first love, we tend to think of our childhood crush or first boyfriend, but it really all begins with the mother.