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Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties That Bind

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Through myth, fairy tales, case studies, and Jungian psychology, best-selling author Maureen Murdock explores the unique relationship between a "father's daughter" and her father, its rewards and pitfalls, and how this idealized relationship affects the mother-daughter bond. This rich analysis examines Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, The Wizard of Oz, King Lear, and The ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published December 15th 2005 by Spring Journal, Inc (first published 1994)
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The most complex and unexplored relationship in a woman's life is with her father. If their bond is close, she is referred to as "Daddy's little girl." that may sound cute in childhood but a father's daughter pays a high price for her favored status. In order to sustain his approval, protection and love she often distances herself from her mother and rejects certain aspects of her feminine nature. By identifying solely with her father, her development as a woman is arrested in daughterhood. Whil ...more
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Maureen Murdock is an author, educator, Jungian-oriented psychotherapist and photographer. Maureen teaches memoir writing, which she loves, through UCLA Extension Writers' Program and in workshops throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. She has a small private psychotherapy practice in Santa Barbara and was Chair and Core faculty of the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate I ...more
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