Too Close for Comfort: Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship
Author: Susan Morris Shaffer & Linda Perlman Gordon
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT?: Questioning the Intimacy of Today’s Mother-Daughter Relationships reveals both the challenges and satisfactions of these incredibly close relationships. This provocative new book explores this phenomenon, its varying degrees of intensity and characteristics, and why mothers and daughters cannot be best friends.
Combining a sociological analysis with anecdotes from their professional backgrounds, examples from focus groups, and their first-hand experience as mothers of adult daughters, authors Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer present a compelling argument that certain behaviors may be detrimental to the daughter as well as the mother, and understanding unhealthy behavior patterns can make the difference between a rewarding and agonizing relationship....
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