Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
The anger and agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bond based on understanding and respect according to Dr. Caplan. She shows women how to move to a new, positive mother-daughter relationship based on respect.
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As Betty Friedan pointed out in The Feminine Mystique, each unhappy housewife
in our mothers' generation thought her unhappiness proved that she was
ungrateful, selfish, and unwomanly; each was isolated by that fear, because she
Chesler, Mothers on Trial. 106: Children are harmed . . . Caplan, The Myth of
Women's Masochism. 107: their "insatiable" . . . Freud, "Femininity," 122. 107: "
immoderate" needs . . . Freud, "Femininity," 123. 109: Betty Friedan . . . Betty
... A Theoretical and Subjective Journey through Object Relations and Self-in-
Relation Theories" (Presented to Institute of Section on Women and Psychology,
Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, June 1988). 190: Betty Friedan .
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Written in the conversational style that typifies self-help books, this work explores cultural biases and the myths of angel-witch, perfect mother, and bad mother as the basis for daughters blaming ... Read full review