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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No matter how bad she is, seeing mother as a person rather than a demon is
helpful. If, after reading all the way through this book, you believe your situation is
one of those rare ones, that your mother is profoundly damaged or unusually ...
But to be able to do that, a woman has to know she is a separate person;
otherwise, she mistakenly assumes that the other person's needs are identical to
hers. So, in fact, successful nurturing requires a substantial psychological
separation of ...
in important ways you are "just a person," so finding commonalities between your
mother and yourself should help you to humanize your image of her. Seeing
mother as just a person is often lovely and moving. Fearing less intensely that
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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