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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Mothers are either idealized or blamed for everything that goes wrong. ... In part,
in our predominantly Anglo-American culture, for instance, the idealized ones
stem from our heritage from the Victorian era, when the mother was supposed to
SADNESS, NUMBNESS, AND ALIENATION Sadness is the predominant feeling
many adult daughters have about their mothers. For some, the sadness comes
from mother's failure to match the idealized mother image. As one woman said, ...
Conversely, the idealized view of how mothers are supposed to act — plus
injunctions always to be the perfect, loving, kindly mother — makes mothers feel
horribly guilty about what they regard as how they have "failed" us. Daughters
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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