• 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.


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