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.
anything rude, so even if you want to avoid making me angry in the future, you're
not sure how to do that. But if I explain to you the underlying feelings that made
me angry — and tell you specifically what provoked those feelings in me — that ...
In other words, mothers and daughters are not supposed to get angry, and
certainly not at each other; if they do, then at least one of them is bad. According
to the idealized view, the mother-daughter relationship is a mutually loving, sweet
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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
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