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

3.6 3
by Linda Perlman Gordon, Susan Shaffer
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A fascinating look at how mothers and their adult daughters have formed a greater friendship than generations past-and whether or not there 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 theSee more details below

Overview

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

Read More

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:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >