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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Since men are raised with the myth of women's neediness and most are also
raised to be inexpressive, many of them worry that they won't be able to respond
in kind to a woman's nurturance (or they may feel it's not masculine to do so).
Rich, Of Woman Born. 200: Martha Robbins . . . Martha A. Robbins, "Our Mothers'
Legacies: Mourning the Myth of Motherhood" (Presented at Woman-Defined
Motherhood: A Conference for Therapists, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont,
Presented at Woman- Defined Motherhood: A Conference for Therapists,
Goddard College, Plainlield, Vermont, September 17, 1988. CAPLAN, PAULA.
The Myth of Women's Masochism. New York: E. P. Button, 1985; New York:
Signet, 1987, ...
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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