Adult Daughters and Mothers

by rfisher on May 27, 2009


WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009
Adult Daughters and Mothers
Mothers and daughters, just the phrase can conjure up the image of a little girl looking up at her mom, trying to glean the mysteries of adulthood. Flash forward 20, 30 or 40 years and it’s a different scene. Maybe they are still holding hands, but now it’s Mom looking for guidance. Or maybe Mom is on one side of the picture and the adult daughter is on the other side, both cold and distant. The adult daughter/mother relationship is complicated and ever-changing. Join us on Wednesday when we discuss the complexities of grown-up daughters and their mothers.

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Emily May 28, 2009 at 10:08 am

dead audio link. please fix! thanks!

Brad Yost May 29, 2009 at 10:37 am

File is now in place…try again.

linda gordon June 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

I enjoyed your show about mothers and adult daughters. I have co-authored a book on the subject which is due out in Sept. 09. One of the last callers on the show talks about becoming best friends with her mother which is a phrase many young women are using. However, the relationship is never one of best friends. Mother always trumps friendship. We explored this issue and what we found interesting is that daughters are the ones who use the phrase while the mothers hardly ever use it. We think this is because mothers will make sacrifices for their daughters that they wouldn’t make for their friends. Yet the daughters experience this as friendship because it feels so close. It’s never an even playing field. We are our daughters’ mothers even after we die. The book is entitled Too Close for Comfort? published by Berkely Books.

Laura Ellis June 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for your comment, Linda. It seems like every woman has something to say about her relationship with her mom. This was one of those shows that probably could have gone on much longer than an hour!

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