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a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition

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When you've blown your budget on gifts for the family and don't have the cash for a haute holiday ensemble, there's no need for a Cinderella complex.
In 1981, Colette Dowling went to the heart of a problem that was handicapping millions of women in their search for fulfilling lives and created an international phenomenon with her best-selling book The Cinderella Complex, which gave a name to women's disabling fear of independence and showed the way for them to lead more self-determined lives.