I’ve wanted to speak with Amalie Vatne Brean since forever. Not only is she a warm and smart person I used to study with, she’s also a private practicing psychologist specialised in some of my favourite topics: motherhood and the excruciating loneliness, shame and anxiety that oftentimes follow the responsibilities of parenthood.
I’m a psychologist and I’m a mother. This combination means that many people assume that I have the right psychological approach to mothering. Spoiler alert: I don’t.