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 may be tense or sad because in the past no one wanted to hear about a
particular experience, or no one has cared enough to listen. Tension, anger, and
sadness are signals that something is waiting to emerge, perhaps to be healed.
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Merrill Company, 1977. LERNER, HARRIET GOLDHOR. The Dance of Anger.
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Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. New York: W.W.
Norton and Co., 1976. RICH, ADRIENNE. Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law:
Poems 1954-1962. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1967. RIDDINGTON,
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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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