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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to blaming her for everything wrong in our lives? The very word mother elicits a
wealth of conflicting, ambivalent feelings — protectiveness, a desire for her
approval, need for her love versus rage at the terrible damage we feel she's done
to us, ...
power to make me feel totally worthless, just by looking at me the wrong way." We
don't think of the positive side of our mothers' power over us — their support,
nurturance, and even empowerment of us — partly because mothers have so
In some instances, the partner or group may agree that a mother is wrong to
refuse to see a therapist or talk to her friends about your father's extramarital affair
, for example, and to insist on talking only to her daughter. Few daughters would
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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