Too Close for Comfort?: Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship

Too Close for Comfort?: Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship

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by Linda Perlman Gordon, Susan Shaffer
     
 

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A fascinating look at how mothers and their adult daughters have formed a greater friendship than generations past-and whether or not their should be boundaries.

No relationship is more complicated than the one between mothers and daughters? especially today, when a cultural shift can cause a longer period of time of overlapping interests before the

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A fascinating look at how mothers and their adult daughters have formed a greater friendship than generations past-and whether or not their should be boundaries.

No relationship is more complicated than the one between mothers and daughters? especially today, when a cultural shift can cause a longer period of time of overlapping interests before the traditional adult markers of marriage and family. As a result, these young women are developing deeper bonds with their own mothers, a relationship that sometimes mimics friendship. But are these close bonds healthy? Is it time to cut the umbilical cord?

In this eye-opening book, Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer explore the modern mother-daughter relationship in all its glorious complexity. Combining a brilliant sociological analysis with fascinating stories of real- life women, Too Close for Comfort? provides a rich, provocative look at the ways mothers and daughters get it right, how they get it wrong-and how they can happily maintain being friends as well as mothers and daughters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425229606
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,142,421
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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