Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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

By Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer
Dr. Michele Borba wrote a fantastic review on this newly released book about today's mother-daughter relationships.
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.
Order on Amazon today.
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