“Not all mothers and daughters have a difficult relationship, but almost everyone experiences temporary difficulties,” says Paul J. Kaplan, Ph.D., author of Don't Blame Your Mother.
After all, who are you most like, if not your own mother? “There is a natural identity, a shared female self-determination that supports the mutual affection of mother and daughter,” explains Dr. Johnson.
“Since mother and daughter tend to have very close relationships, they are potentially fraught with many joys and great pain,” adds Dr. Kaplan. A particular pain is the fact that they both feel the abnormality of irritation and alienation, which, in their opinion, should not arise between the mother and daughter. " When this happens, both truly suffer.
“In accordance with our cultural ideals, she explains, mothers are supposed to be gentle and loving, and her daughters too. But women instinctively understand the emotions of other people, so many mothers and daughters can inflict wounds on each other and heal them, inflict pain and bring joy more than anyone else. ”