Egzystencjalne doznania matek samotnie wychowujących dzieci z niepełnosprawnością intelektualną w stopniu głębokim i ich wybrane psycho-socjo-pedagogiczne uwarunkowania
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The autopsy of mothers raising adult children with profound intellectual disability is a documentation of maternity that varies from the commonly accepted role model of the mother and the role of the woman. Narrative conversations show that this group of women is struggling with many difficult experiences and emotions related to their own existence. The purpose of this article is the analysis of the existential experiences of the examined mothers in the level of reflection and the questions “why me?”, the meaning of life and the future. An attempt will also be made to find determinants conditioning them.
Self-relations of mothers raising adult children with severe intellectual disability constitute a documentation of motherhood diverging from an established role model of a mother and a woman. The narratives show that this group of women struggle with many difficult experiences and emotions related to their own existence. The aim of this paper is to analyse existential experiences of interviewed mothers in terms of reflections on the meaning of life and future, as well as questions such as ‘Why me?’, often asked by the interlocutors. I will make an attempt to identify determinants of these experiences.
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