Our Fathers, Ourselves

Our Fathers, Ourselves

Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family

Book - 2011
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There's no denying that a woman's relationship with her father is one of the most important in her life. And there's also no getting around how the quality of that relationship-good, bad, or otherwise-profoundly affects daughters in a multitude of ways. In Our Fathers, Ourselves, research psychologist, author and scholar Dr. Peggy Drexler 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, Dr. Drexler 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. Our Fathers, Ourselves is essential reading 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, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781605293608
Branch Call Number: 306.8742 DRE
Characteristics: xix, 252 pages ;,22 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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