Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship
A nationally recognized expert on the psychology of women shows how the angerand agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bondbased on understanding and respect.
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When my daughter, Janice, started sixth grade, and started developing physically
, I became very tense. I wanted to protect her from sexual insinuations like the
one my teacher had aimed at me. What really upset me, though, was that the only
The relief that comes from repairing damaged mother-daughter connections was
experienced by Janice and her mother, Mar- jorie, whose relationship was
plagued by the myth that the measure of a good mother is a perfect daughter.
Janice then put that understanding into action: she called Marjorie and said, "
Mom, I wish you could rejoice with me, but I understand why you can't, and I
respect your feelings." For awhile, Janice thought that the problem was solved.
She felt ...
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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