By Karen Fingerman PhD
"As a ways as i'm acutely aware, there isn't any different scholarly e-book on grownup mother/daughter relationships, really one who accommodates information from pairs of moms and daughters...I think that the contents supply valuable fabric for teachers, researchers, and therapists alike." - Rosemary Blieszner, PhD Professor of Gerontology and kinfolk experiences Virginia Polytechnic Institute and country college The mother/daughter tie is one who persists way past formative years and it takes on certain features as daughter input midlife and mohers input outdated age. Incorporating bright descriptions via moms and daughters approximately their relationships, this ebook addresses either the rewards and the prices that moms and daughters incur in keeping their relationships into outdated age. For psychologists, gerontologists, and sociologists, in addition to teachers and researchers in women's and kin experiences.
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Daughters whose mothers were widowed or divorced were more likely to nominate these mothers as the person they get along with best than were daughters whose mothers were still married. 2 The mother's marital status was not related to whether the daughter named the mother as the person who was most annoying. It seems that mothers who are alone serve as a greater emotional resource to their daughters, without the accompanying negative emotional costs of being annoying. The presence of other family members did not relate to the primacy daughters gave their mothers.
In other words, the patterns here may not be those of midlife and later life, but rather may reflect period differences in the size of family and the importance of children within those families. CONCLUSIONS In summary, although mothers and daughters alike possessed rich social resources, they valued their relationships highly. At the same time, family roles and size of family appeared to effect the ways in which they experience one another. Regardless of whether their husbands were still living, mothers perceived their offspring as a source of pleasure, emotional support, and enjoyment.
This chapter reviews existing theories that help explain the strong relationships that mothers and daughters experience. The next chapter presents the mothers' and daughters' descriptions of enjoyable visits from this study. Throughout this book, theory is presented in each section followed by findings from the study. Three types of theories help explain the strength of the mother/ daughter bond: sociopolitical, familial, and psychological explanations. Women's disadvantaged status in society fosters close ties to kin, and particularly close ties between mothers and daughters.
Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughters: A Case of Mixed Emotions by Karen Fingerman PhD