From Perfect Housewife to Fishnet Stockings and Not Quite Back Again: One Mother’s Story of Leaving Home

I wrote “From Perfect Housewife to Fishnet Stockings and Not Quite Back Again: One Mother’s Story of Leaving Home” for The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering’s seventh issue, Mothering, Sex and Sexuality, Spring/Summer 2002, Vol 4.1, 238 pages.  This article tells the story of one of the women in my early PhD research on “mothers who leave” . “Lillith” tells the story of the return of her sexuality after leaving her partner and children. This paper was initially presented at the Association for Research on Mothering Conference MOTHERING, SEX AND SEXUALITY held on March 3-4, 2001, 152 Founders College, York University, Toronto, Canada. 

Petra Bueskens | Mother, scholar, psychotherapist | Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Melbourne Daylesford