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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The better the connections we have with our mothers, the better our connections
with other women tend to be. As they think through their problems with their
mothers, most daughters find that their mothers have seemed worse than they
So resilient is the nurturant-woman myth that even when men lose their jobs, they
don't tend to take on more household tasks; instead, the women carry on with
those chores and also find paid employment. Because the woman-as-nurturer ...
... her daughter as separate from herself," variously called "mother-daughter
fusion," "merging," "enmesh- ment," "engulfment," or "symbiosis," we're usually
referring to a mother's suppression of her own needs in order to tend to other
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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