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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(2) Identifying these feelings in herself makes the daughter feel less the villain
than anger does, since it's more acceptable to feel sad, guilty, or afraid of an
idealized mother than to be angry at her. (3) Sadness, guilt, and fear can diminish
bly become defensive. Instead, define the problem according to expressive
training principles. For instance, one daughter said, "I'd like us to talk about the
fact that I feel guilty — and then angry about having to feel guilty — because you
Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship Paula J. Caplan. successful career
and they do not, we feel discomfort. When Janet turned thirty and was promoted
to manager at the large bank where she worked, she wrote to me: I feel so guilty.
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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