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Digital Subscriptions > Psychologies > January 2020 > “I need a Christmas survival plan”

“I need a Christmas survival plan”

Award-winning coach Kim Morgan assists a new mum who can’t face hosting her manipulative, mean mother and bickering siblings

Session one

“I want to protect my baby daughter from our toxic family dynamic”

Fiona* arrived in a fluster. ‘I wasn’t sure I would get here,’ she said. ‘I have a baby. It used to be easy to walk out of the house whenever I wanted – without baby food all over me!’ She grinned. ‘I love being a mum but it has made me think a lot about my upbringing and I’m struggling with that.’

Fiona explained that her mother was a dominant character. ‘She needs to be the centre of attention even if it means starting rows or making unkind remarks about others.’ She took a deep breath. ‘I want to shelter baby Ivy* from anger and unkindness. I don’t think about what my mother’s behaviour does to me, but I don’t want it for Ivy.’

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