- Question from foreverforu: My best friend's daughter has breast cancer. This lovely woman blames herself for her daughter having been diagnosed with the disease in the first place—"What did I do wrong when raising her?" How can I tell her it's not her fault? Thank you.
- Answers - Laura Martin Why is it that women always blame themselves for what happens to the people they love? I think all of us feel this woman's pain. She is not responsible for her daughter's illness! Her concern for her daughter shows how much she loves her. And, raising a child with such love is the essence of her strong connection with her daughter. This mom needs to shift her thinking, and at this point, support her daughter, encourage her, be with her, and as a family, help her become as healthy as possible. And I think that if this mother's guilt continues, she really deserves compassionate counseling immediately.
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