- Focus on the positive aspects of your relationship and invest time and energy in them.
- Plan activities to do together; conversations are much more casual and exchanging information is more likely.
- Develop mother and daughter traditions; it's never too late to begin new ones.
- Remember to use humor!
Excerpted from Too Close for Comfort? Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship by Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer © 2009 by Linda Perlman Gordon and Susan Morris Shaffer. Excerpted by permission of The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.