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
     
 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101133644
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
445 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer are coauthors of Why Boys Don’t Talk; Why Girls Talk; and Mom, Can I Move Back In with You?, and as a result, they have spoken to parent groups and educators nationally.

Susan Morris Shaffer has been an educator and gender equity specialist for more than thirty-five years and is currently the executive director of the Maryland State Parental Information and Resource Center.

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Too Close for Comfort?: Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Mary_B90 More than 1 year ago
If you want a good book about mother-daughter relationships, you'd be much better off picking up one of Maggie Scarf's books or Deborah Tannen's works. All the authors do throughout this book is quote OTHER experts! They don't seem to have one original thought. They don't offer any practical suggestions for creating a healthy relationship with your daughter. All they do state the obvious. Luckily, Barnes & Noble has a good return policy, so I wasn't stuck with this lemon of a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book opened my eyes and helped me understand the struggles I have with my adult daughter. I have learned how to step back and stop taking things personally . I understand now that much of what I thought were constructive suggestions where eroding her self esteem and made her less willing to spend time with me. 
AMG69 More than 1 year ago
I read Too CLose for Comfort after hearing the authors in a radio interview. It was so fascinating that I bought copies for my sister and mother. So many of the personal stories rang true that there were times I had to call my mother to read them out loud. I know this book will help me as my daughter gets older and it certainly helped me understand my own relationship with my mother.