I’m in the Middle of a Mother-Daughter Sandwich

Martha Manning, Ph.D.
6 min readFeb 2, 2022

I Never Knew it Would Be Like This

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My daughter is the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter, and so on, generations way back. We can even trace our lineage of grandmothers to the first woman hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.