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.
When Janet turned thirty and was promoted to manager at the large bank where
she worked, she wrote to me: I feel so guilty. My mother works as a secretary just
down the street. She stayed home and took care of my five brothers and sisters ...
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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
No preview available - 1992