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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SADNESS, NUMBNESS, AND ALIENATION Sadness is the predominant feeling
many adult daughters have about their mothers. For some, the sadness comes
from mother's failure to match the idealized mother image. As one woman said, ...
Conversely, the idealized view of how mothers are supposed to act — plus
injunctions always to be the perfect, loving, kindly mother — makes mothers feel
horribly guilty about what they regard as how they have "failed" us. Daughters
Henry David Thoreau, Walden Humanizing your image of your mother includes
becoming aware of the full spectrum of her characteristics and behavior. Some
daughters think of their mothers mainly in idealized terms, others mainly in
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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