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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Dealing with this dilemma and growing beyond some of our anger requires first
that we explore some of our most upsetting feelings about our mothers, as we do
in this chapter; then, that we look at how and why we get stuck in these emotional
We shall see how each myth produces mother-daughter barriers — in the form of
the kinds of painful feelings described in Chapter 2 — and what we can do about
it. This chapter is about the Perfect Mother Myths, and the next is about the Bad ...
Read through the section in Chapter 7 on "Humanizing Your Image of Mother,"
and choose what you think will be most comfortable and effective for you. (2) If
you're balking at the prospect of trying again, try to figure out why that might ...
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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
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Motherhood and Representation: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama
E. Ann Kaplan
No preview available - 1992