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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A healthy range of ambivalence in a close relationship is normal; we usually see
and respond to the other person's good and bad points. But the pressure on
women to be perfect mothers and perfectly accepting daughters can make them ...
When a woman has these normal feelings, she doesn't feel like a natural mother.
As her child grows up, mother continues to worry; her negative feelings don't
disappear, and she never feels she immediately, naturally knows what to do for
Unfortunately, no one assured this mother that her reaction was a normal, human
response to separation from a loved one, not a sign of "too much" closeness. In a
similar way, for the mother whose child cries on the first day of school, ...
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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