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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My gratitude goes to many other people who have helped in various ways — to
the memory of my maternal grandmother, Esther Shana Milner Karchmer, and to
my paternal grandmother, Gertrude Dorothy Gorbach Caplan, for their love, their
Irene Claremont de Castillejo . . . that reflexive maternal guilt . . . emerges at the
infant's first wail: "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I pushed you from this warm womb
into the arms of strangers, me among them. I'm sorry I can't keep you perfectly ...
The Mother Mirror. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1984. RUDDICK, SARA. "
Maternal Thinking." Feminist Studies 6 (1980): 354-380. RUDDICK, SARA. "
Maternal Thinking." In Mothering: Essays in Feminist Theory, edited by Joyce
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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