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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When I hit adolescence and started doing all the typical adolescent things like
talking on the telephone for hours or worrying about what clothes were "in," she
turned on me and tore me down at every turn. She'd accusingly say things like, ...
I kept thinking about the things she says to me that make me crazy, and about the
things I wanted her to do that she'd never done. Then, I thought about your book,
and I sat up in bed and asked myself why I always focus on the ways she has ...
A woman named Phoebe said after a workshop on mothers and daughters:
When I started writing about my mother, all I could think of were the things she
does that irritate me. But since the assignment was to try to make her a
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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