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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(2) Identifying these feelings in herself makes the daughter feel less the villain
than anger does, since it's more acceptable to feel sad, guilty, or afraid of an
idealized mother than to be angry at her. (3) Sadness, guilt, and fear can diminish
unhappiness doesn't keep us from feeling bad about our limited ability to help,
especially if mother seems to have sacrificed her life ... The daughter who worries
about her mother's happiness feels especially guilty about separating from her.
Guilt immobilizes us, and confessions of guilty feelings can be counterproductive,
because saying "I feel guilty" makes us ... As long as we describe ourselves as
terrible daughters and claim to feel guilty about it, we think we have shown what ...
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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