Quotation by Victoria Secunda

Whether our relationship is strained or easy, hostile or amiable, we need [our mother] if only in memory or fantasy, to conjugate our history, validate our femaleness, and guide our way. We need to know she's there if we stumble, to love us no matter what, to nurture the child that resides within us even now without infantalizing us.
Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends, ch. 1 (1990).
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