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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Living with powerfully ambivalent feelings about our mothers is very hard. We
feel insincere when we pretend our mothers are all-good, and we feel vicious
when we focus exclusively on their faults. And yet, the Perfect-Mother-Bad-
A healthy range of ambivalence in a close relationship is normal; we usually see
and respond to the other person's good and bad points. But the pressure on
women to be perfect mothers and perfectly accepting daughters can make them ...
As Rosa explored her feelings and recognized her ambivalence (evidenced by
her mixed reactions of caring and anger), she gradually understood the effects of
the myth that mother-daughter closeness is unhealthy. Furthermore, she saw that
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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