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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Proponents of these theories use the term "co-dependent" to describe the wife/
mother, and they say she "needs" or "likes" her husband's problems to continue: "
She loves playing the holier-than-thou game with him" or "She gets her jollies
left for the first day of nursery school or camp, mother fears that she has failed;
she feels ashamed of her child's "dependence" on her and her "need to tie her
child to her." We live in a culture that values independence and rationality over ...
Despite the unreasonableness of "overly dependent," "fused" or "engulfing" as
descriptions of most mother-daughter relationships, the belief that mothers and
daughters cannot see themselves as separate from each other is pervasive.
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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