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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Furthermore, finding out what feelings underlie the anger helps in three ways: (1)
A daughter who realizes she's sad, guilty, or afraid of her mother, rather than just
angry, no longer thinks of herself as simply an angry person. (2) Identifying ...
Are you afraid you'll be devastated if you make new efforts to get along with your
mother and they don't succeed? Are you afraid she'll reject you or simply not love
you any more than she seems to now? Do you fear that you'll burst into tears or ...
That insight has made it a lot easier for me, because I realized that I wasn't afraid
of my mother; I was afraid of being treated the way she was. I also feel less
fatalistic now — where I used to know I was destined to end up like Mother, I now
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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