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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Fraydele Oysher, mother of comedian and mimic Marilyn Michaels, told an
interviewer that Marilyn doesn't call her mother very often: "It began," says Ms.
Oysher, "when she started seeing a psychiatrist. She said her psychiatrist told her
When she told the pediatrician that I had colic, he told her that she was at fault,
that she was making me nervous. That authoritative explanation made her
nervous, and her milk dried up, apparently fulfilling the doctor's assessment of
Her mother reacted by stopping her weekly telephone calls: I'd known for a long
time that the relationship between my parents was emotionally very distant, but
not until I told my mother about my divorce did I realize how bad things were ...
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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