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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Most of what I actually saw most mothers do ranged from pretty good to terrific;
but my colleagues usually described their actions in negative ways. I tended to
leave case conferences feeling vaguely ashamed but not knowing why. One day,
Furthermore, men are usually considered independent and rational, whereas
women are considered dependent, eager for closeness, and emotional. Given
these assumptions, relationships between two women are often regarded as
When professionals — or we ourselves — talk about "the mother's inability to see
her daughter as separate from herself," variously called "mother-daughter fusion,"
"merging," "enmesh- ment," "engulfment," or "symbiosis," we're usually ...
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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