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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Since we so often think of ourselves as being like our mothers, finding more to
respect in them increases our se/f-respect. And remember, too, that when we
improve our relationships with our mothers, we feel like competent people who
So discuss with your mother what you wish you had the power to do for each
other, and acknowledge the frustration and powerlessness you both feel because
, for instance, you can't make the rest of the family show more respect for her ...
... 166-167 considering your mother's worst aspects, 156-157 demythologizing
mother, 148-150 finding qualities to respect in mother, 157-159 forging an
alliance, 161-167 humanizing your mother's image, 147-161 impossibly difficult
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Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationshipUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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