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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But the pressure on women to be perfect mothers and perfectly accepting
daughters can make them uncomfortable with what is really normal ambivalence.
DESPAIR AND BETRAYAL The polarization of mother-images also leads to two
This chapter is about the Perfect Mother Myths, and the next is about the Bad
Mother Myths. Each myth rests near either the Angel or the Witch pole of mother-
images that were described in Chapter 1; in the daughter's eyes, the Perfect
We do this by believing — and helping other people to see — that no one can be
a perfect mother, that even the children of terrific mothers can go wrong, that no
one can be endlessly nurturant, and that mothers and daughters can have a ...
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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