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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The irony is that mothers who leave such husbands are blamed for breaking up
the family and depriving the children of their father, but women who stay are
given the demeaning, pathologizing term "co-dependent" and are accused of "
Mothers who try to live up to the Perfect Mother myths are likely to be given a
Type One label; that is, if they try to be totally self-sacrificing and sweet, they will
be considered overly emotional, over-involved, and smothering. Mothers who
Special Note About Anger: Since anger is a secondary emotion, a concrete
cause of anger would be "When she gives them milk, I worry that they will get
another ear infection, and because she's already given them the milk by the time I
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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