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).
When my daughter Emily was nine years old and my son Jeremy was eleven, I
had an experience that showed me how little I noticed my power to make them
feel good (although I worried constantly about my power to upset them). I was
Although in fact you may just be continuing your mutually caring relationship, you
may worry that you have participated in a "role reversal," that you now "mother"
your mother. You and your mother may want to stay close but you worry that such
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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