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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Seeing how this process works makes it easier for us as mothers and daughters
to become allies, to refuse to be divided against each other. When we see that
the price of society's acceptance of us is our readiness to turn against and blame
Despite the unreasonableness of "overly dependent," "fused" or "engulfing" as
descriptions of most mother-daughter relationships, the belief that mothers and
daughters cannot see themselves as separate from each other is pervasive.
When I saw the mother and daughter years later at a lecture I gave on mothers
and daughters, they described the father to me as a very cold man. With so little
warmth and attention from him to go around, mother and daughter had competed
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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