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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You can't look honestly at who you are, because you might discover ways that
you are like her! Frantic to avoid what you consider her failures, you overreact,
throwing out the good with the bad: You grow tough because you think she's ...
Without a fresh look, simple and obvious ways to talk to each other or to think
about how we interact just don't come to mind. The daughter continues to blame
her mother and fear her disapproval, and the mother continues to blame herself
For all these reasons, then, we may look down on our mothers and ourselves and
look up to our fathers and brothers. The danger of using the penis as a symbol of
the inequities between mother and father, between brother and sister, is that it ...
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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