Our Fathers, Ourselves

Our Fathers, Ourselves

Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family

Book - 2011
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There is no denying that a woman's relationship with her father is one of the most important in her life. And there is also no getting around how the quality of that relationship, good, bad, or otherwise, profoundly affects daughters in a multitude of ways. In this work, the author, a research psychologist, examines the ways in which the father-daughter bond impacts women and offers helpful advice for creating a better, stronger, more rewarding relationship. Through her extensive research and interviews with women, she paints an intimate, timely portrait of the modern father-daughter relationship. Women today are increasingly looking to their dads for a less than traditional bond, but one that still stands the test of time and provides support, respect, and guidance for the lives they lead today. This book provides an understanding for any woman who has ever wondered how she could forge a closer connection with and gain a deeper understanding of her father.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, c2011.
ISBN: 9781605293608
1605293601
Branch Call Number: 306.8742/DREXLER
Characteristics: xix, 252 p. ; 23 cm.

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Cdnbookworm Aug 07, 2011

The author was drawn to doing this research because of her own lack of a father. Her father died when she was 3 1/2 and she was always envious of her friends' relationships with their fathers and curious about what her own relationship would have been like.
She also watched her husband's relationship with her daughter and saw how it differed from how she related to her daughter. She was led to interview a number of women, young and old, about their relationships with their fathers and how they felt about those relationships. I found her insights from these interesting and became more thankful for my own relationship with my father.
As she found, whether good or bad, our fathers are always with us.

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