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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She deeply desired her mother's approval but felt continually criticized by her.
This wounded her self-esteem and ... less than her total approval. In addition,
poor self-esteem makes us exaggerate the slightest criticism from other people; ...
As I pointed out in the section on "A Relationship Built for Two," if we approach
our mothers — or anyone else — with threats, demands, or criticisms, we are
probably doomed to failure. When we are hurt or angry, though, we are inclined
to do ...
For instance, the actor cannot write, "because my mother doesn't care about my
kids' health" or "because Mom thinks I'm an incompetent mother"; those are
criticisms and leave too much room for interpretation. A concrete cause would be
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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