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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ment (fed by the cultural denunciation of mothers) and results in profound
ambivalence. We know how best to please and to wound each other. Coping by
Blocking Living with such powerfully loving and intensely painful feelings at the
When professionals — or we ourselves — talk about "the mother's inability to see
her daughter as separate from herself," variously called "mother-daughter fusion,"
"merging," "enmesh- ment," "engulfment," or "symbiosis," we're usually ...
ment of this unfairness give support to all of us. With such support, we can face
the longings in our own and our mothers' pasts and shape something better for
our mothers, ourselves, other women, and the coming generations. As you begin,
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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