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Mothering middle-aged daughters.
Sandra Butler and Nan Gefen, Ph.D.
Aging women struggle to maintain autonomy while their daughters want to be assured of their safety. What are successful ways of maintaining a respectful balance?
Does everything a mother sees and feels need to be said to her middle-aged daughter? When is chosing silence a sign of wisdom?
Are you asking the questions that invite your mother to tell you her stories?
What do I leave behind? And to whom? Writing a will as an engaged act of mothering.
My daughter and I are still dancing – but who's leading?
Women in the last decades of life are still mothering their daughters and modeling a conscious future for them.
As mothers enter the last decades of their lives, their roles with middle-aged daughters often shift and change in complicated ways.
Sandra Butler, M.A., is an author and co-producer of the documentaries Cancer in Two Voices and Ruthie and Connie. Nan Gefen, Ph.D., is a writer, psychotherapist and cofounder of Tikkun magazine.