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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Blaming our mothers is destructive to ourselves, because what we believe about
our mothers, we often suspect about ourselves. It's hard to find a woman who
does not spend time thinking she acts just like her mother, or thinking she is very
Hearing ourselves and other mothers blamed from all sides, we naturally learn to
do it ourselves. I am still surprised when I hear successful, well-educated women
putting themselves down as mothers, even when they might not be totally ...
When mother said we children had done something wrong, we were pretty
powerless: we could not argue with her, we could not remind ourselves that
mother was simply invoking a specific set of moral standards with which others
might well ...
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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