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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The Deepest Wounds; The Sharpest Pains I believe that the myth of women's
endless nurturance, more than any other, may be the source of the deepest,
sorest wounds and sharpest pains that daughters feel in relation to their mothers.
Since men are raised with the myth of women's neediness and most are also
raised to be inexpressive, many of them worry that they won't be able to respond
in kind to a woman's nurturance (or they may feel it's not masculine to do so).
Bernardez, "Gender-Based Countertransference," 25-39; Bernardez, "Women
and Anger"; and H. Lerner, The Dance of ... (Unpublished M.A. thesis, Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education, 1984); Caplan, The Myth of Women's
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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