“Not all mothers and daughters have a difficult relationship, but almost everyone experiences temporary difficulties,” says Paula 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 identification, shared feminine self-determination, which 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. The fact that they both feel an abnormality of irritation and alienation, which, in their opinion, should not occur between mother and daughter, causes particular pain. ” When this happens, both are truly affected.
“In accordance with our cultural ideals, she explains, the mother is supposed to be tender and loving and her daughter too. But women instinctively understand the emotions of other people, so many mothers and daughters can inflict wounds on each other and heal them, cause pain and bring joy more than anyone else. ”