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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In subsequent years, mother-hating books like How To Be a Jewish Mother and
Portnoy's Complaint appeared. How well I remember reading Portnoy's
Complaint and then, when discussing it with friends, realizing that I was
supposed to say I ...
Conversely, the idealized view of how mothers are supposed to act — plus
injunctions always to be the perfect, loving, kindly mother — makes mothers feel
horribly guilty about what they regard as how they have "failed" us. Daughters
thinking she didn't care about me but feeling like I needed from her some
attention that she was proud of me for supposedly not needing — yet it was
obviously a great pleasure for her to give that kind of attention to my brother. And
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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