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.
About the Authors:
Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is Professor and Chair of the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education department at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. She is also a licensed professional counselor. Her other books have addressed topics such as women’s friendships over the lifespan, counseling boys and young men, emerging adults, and expressive arts in clinical practice.
Christine Borzumato-Gainey, PhD, LPC, is a counselor and instructor at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. She is currently a Mental Health Counselor at the Elon University Counseling Center as well as Director of the BASICS program which addresses substance abuse concerns of students. She has over a decade of experience working within the college setting and is the author of several publications and presentations addressing this population and has also co-authored a book exploring female friendship over the lifespan.