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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Understanding societal barriers to good mother-daughter relationships frees you
to see your mother's good and bad points in all their complexity and subtlety,
rather than as examples of anti-mother stereotypes — guilt-inducing mother, ...
If we regard our mothers as masochistic, rejecting, critical, demanding, guilt-
inducing, or just embarrassing, then we usually begin to suspect that we are, too.
Most daughters try hard to avoid repeating what they consider the specific
Caroline used every gentle technique she could think of to induce her to eat a
little, but the listlessness and nausea persisted. The family doctor ordered
numerous, expensive medical tests, which revealed no physical problem; so the
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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