Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughters

A Study in Mixed Emotions

Author: Karen L. Fingerman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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ìAs far as I am aware, there is no other scholarly book on adult mother/daughter relationships, particularly one that incorporates data from pairs of mothers and daughters...I believe that the contents provide useful material for instructors, researchers, and therapists alike.î - Rosemary Blieszner, PhD Professor of Gerontology and Family Studies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University The mother/daughter tie is one that persists well past childhood and it takes on unique characteristics as daughter enter midlife and mohers enter old age. Incorporating vivid descriptions by mothers and daughters about their relationships, this book addresses both the rewards and the costs that mothers and daughters incur in maintaining their relationships into old age. For psychologists, gerontologists, and sociologists, as well as academics and researchers in womenís and family studies.

Stories About Mothers and Their Daughters and The Clock Family

Author: Beth Carol Solomon

Publisher: FriesenPress


Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Touching and original, Stories About Mothers and Their Daughters and the Clock Family is comprised of two parts. In the first, author Beth Carol Solomon, M.A., has written a collection of short stories about the relationships mothers have with their daughters, many of whom have special needs, and their day-to-day lives together. The second part of the book follows the story of the Clocks, a well-mannered, affectionate family, who love each other unconditionally, as they go about their day-to-day lives and, later, deal with the hardship of their matriarch’s struggles with dementia and the decisions made around the passing of her life. This collection embraces both the joys and struggles of family life, mulling over the question of what it means to love someone unconditionally with care. Full of warmth and candor, this collection is well-suited to anyone with a penchant for sentimental fiction about family life.

Mothers Who Can't Love

A Healing Guide for Daughters

Author: Susan Forward

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 992

With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.

When Mothers Pimp Their Daughters Out to Catch a Rapist for a Husband

Author: Sarah Mandy

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 68

View: 475

This a very true story about five children who their mother was very abusive especially two the oldest daughter and youngest son because they look like their fathers family. The mother hire with full knowledge that the man she hire in a county hospital was coming out of Iowa State Penitentiary of state of Michigan for raping a fifteen year girl. His parole officer had told the charge nurse, who is getting a divorce make sure to tell this rapist she is chasing all over the hospital on night shift that she has three daughters who are ages six, four, and two years old along with two sons they are eight and five. This rapist is on his three marriage as well as two years younger than the mother, they start out talking as well as going to the attic a lot on their shift to have sex. Then it is time to bring him home to meet these little children who she will gladly let him take control of their lives. The three daughters still graduate from high school and college, one ever service in the US Marine Corp. The girls grew into wonderful mothers have made wonderful lives as for the two brothers they were murdered in the middle thirties.

Mothers and Daughters

Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime

Author: Suzanne Degges-White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 244

View: 402

The mother-daughter relationship begins before a daughter arrives in her mother’s arms, and never really ends after that. This book offers an intimate exploration of how this relationship develops and changes over a lifetime. From developmental changes to cultural expectations, the authors explore that varieties of experience among mothers and daughters at all life’s ages and stages. With real stories from women of diverse backgrounds, this book will help readers better understand and appreciate their roles and their unique relationships.

Mothers and Daughters

Complicated Connections Across Cultures

Author: Alice Hanna Deakins

Publisher: University Press of America


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 318

View: 822

Nationally and internationally known feminist scholars frame, analyze, and explore mother-daughter bonds in this collection of essays. Cultures from around the world are mined for insights which reveal historical, generational, ethnic, political, religious, and social class differences.

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 548

“Bonnie Jo Campbell is a master of rural America’s postindustrial landscape.” —Boston Globe Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. Such richly fraught mother-daughter relationships can be lifelines, anchors, or they can sink a woman like a stone. In "My Dog Roscoe," a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In "Blood Work, 1999," a phlebotomist's desire to give away everything to the needy awakens her own sensuality. In "Home to Die," an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell’s spirited American voice is at its most powerful.