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The Mother-Daughter Relationship : Echoes Through Time - Gerd H. Fenchel

The Mother-Daughter Relationship

Echoes Through Time

By: Gerd H. Fenchel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1998
ISBN: 9780765701015
Number Of Pages: 348

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This book explores the mother-daughter bond within the life cycle, from early development on into the turbulence of adolescence and the ambivalence of separation then to the daughter's marriage and maternity, and finally, thoughtfully, to reparative opportunities inherent in the mother's aging and dying.

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Freud freely admitted he had to wait for women analysts to teach him about female sexuality. He would have also agreed he had much to learn from women about the mother-daughter relationship, so crucial for women's development. This gap has been masterfully closed by the seminal work of the authors represented here, who bring a wealth of clinical experience, research data, and feminine empathy to illuminate the intricacies of the mother-daughter relationship.--Zvi Lothane M.D., Author of In Defense of Schreber: Soul Murder and Psychiatry

The Basics of Development
Love, Admiration, and Identification: On the Intricacies of Mother-Daughter Relationshipsp. 7
Some Thoughts on the Creation of Characterp. 29
Anne Sexton and Child Abusep. 45
Female Kin: Functions of the Meta-Identification of Womanhoodp. 63
"Die So That I May Live!": A Psychoanalytic Essay on the Adolescent Girl's Struggle to Delimit Her Identityp. 85
Demeter and Persephone Revisited: Ambivalence and Separation in the Mother-Daughter Relationshipp. 135
Marriage and Maternity
Mothers and Daughters: Daydreams and Mutualityp. 155
The Effect of Role Reversal on Delayed Marriage and Maternityp. 173
Vanity: Of Mothers and Daughtersp. 195
The Medea Complex and the Parental Alienation Syndrome: When Mothers Damage Their Daughters' Ability to Love a Manp. 207
The Impact of the Mother-Daughter Relationship on Women's Relationships with Men: The Two-Man Phenomenonp. 227
Clinical Considerations
Mothers and Daughters - The Tie That Binds: Early Identification and the Psychotherapy of Womenp. 245
"Will You Be Able to Hear Me?": Some Aspects of the Transference and Countertransference within the Dyad of a Young Female Therapist and an Older Female Patientp. 265
"Am I My Mother's Keeper?": Certain Vicissitudes Concerning Envy in the Mother-Daughter Dyadp. 285
Unconscious Conflicts in the Preoedipal Mother-Daughter Relationship as Revealed through Dreamsp. 297
Transference-Cure in the Positive-Oedipal, Mother-Daughter Dimensions of Countertransference and Therapeutic Repairp. 307
Aging Parents
Ministering to the Dying Mother: Reparative and Psychodynamic Opportunities for the Female Patientp. 329
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780765701015
ISBN-10: 0765701014
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 28th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.93  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.67