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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In some ways, the Bad Mother myths make it even harder than the Perfect Mother
myths to see our mothers' humanity. But once we get some inkling of the
pervasiveness and the power of the Bad Mother myths, we can begin to see how
trying to force everything she does into one category or the other will help you to
see many of her simply human aspects. One woman complained at the start of a
mother-daughter workshop that she couldn't stand to visit her mother's apartment
MAHLER, MARGARET S. On Human Symbiosis and the Vicissitudes oflndividu-
ation. New York: International Universities Press, 1968. MAHLER, MARGARET S.
; PINE, FRED; AND BERGMAN, ANNI. The Psychological Birth of the Human ...
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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