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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They were to take note of whether she carried the child "like a part of herself" —
which would then brand the mother as being unable to separate from the child —
or "like an inanimate object" — which would label her as the cold- and-rejecting ...
Despite the unreasonableness of "overly dependent," "fused" or "engulfing" as
descriptions of most mother-daughter relationships, the belief that mothers and
daughters cannot see themselves as separate from each other is pervasive.
When professionals — or we ourselves — talk about "the mother's inability to see
her daughter as separate from herself," variously called "mother-daughter fusion,"
"merging," "enmesh- ment," "engulfment," or "symbiosis," we're usually ...
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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