Oscar Wilde wrote, ‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.’ In this intimate discussion led by Louise Adler, three writers explore the relationships between mothers and children. Caroline Baum’s memoir Only recounts being caught between two damaged people. Nadja Spiegelman describes unravelling a web of family relationships in I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This. In Things That Helped, Jessica Friedmann lays bare her experience of post-partum depression.