Friends for Life: Enriching the Bond Between Mothers and Their Adult Daughters

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HarperCollins, Mar 13, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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The mother–daughter relationship is one of the most rewarding––and baffling––relationship a woman may ever have. Books abound on the parenting of children, but little has been published on mothers' connections with their grown daughters. That complex maternal relationship is explored here, in Friends for Life, a much–needed resource written by mothers for mothers.

Drawing on the guidance of psychology professionals, New York moms Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson interviewed over one hundred other women, asking them about their role as mothers, about their communication with their daughters, about their own needs, and about issues of independence and support. The result is a wonderfully rich, intensely personal, and nonjudgmental study of mother–daughter relations, one that reveals ways for mothers to build lifelong friendships with their daughters.

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Jonas and Nissenson, who have collaborated before (e.g., Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing America, Chronicle, 1994. pap.), have put together a coherent and engrossing work. Their experiences with their ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Jonas has written six books with Marilyn Nissenson and is a writer and book editor. She was once a picture editor for Time, Inc. as well.

Marilyn Nissenson, a veteran journalist, moved to New York after college. She remembers reading "The" "New York Times "for news coverage and Dolly Schiff s "Post "for everything else.

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