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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us and we feel hurt and, because we don't like the hurt feeling, we get angry at
the person who caused it. Similarly, we become angry at bureaucrats because
they make us feel powerless; impotence is an uncomfortable feeling to have.
According to the idealized view, the mother-daughter relationship is a mutually
loving, sweet, supportive one with no room for anger. In contrast, showing anger
is consistent with the male image, even enhancing it. Father-son hostility is ...
In the case of women's anger, we not only fear being considered unwomanly if
we express that feeling, but we also believe that our anger is so destructive: After
all, if our mothers can't accept our anger, we feel, then how dangerous our anger
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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