Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-daughter Relationship

Paperback - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780425229606
0425229602
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Shaffer, Susan Morris

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