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Mother and Daughter, for Better or Worse: A Conversation with Psychologist and Author Roni Cohen-Sandler

As Marti & Erin know well, the mother-daughter relationship can offer a special kind of emotional closeness, mutual support and a lot of fun over the years. But it also can be fraught with tension and conflict (e.g. why are you giving me that look?). This week’s Mom Enough guest is very familiar with the joys and challenges of mother-daughter relationships, both as a mom and as a longtime clinical psychologist working with parents and children. In this candid and thoughtful conversation, Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler, author of I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!, joins Marti & Erin to explore some of the underlying reasons for mother-daughter tension, as well as strategies for ensuring that your mother-daughter relationship survives and thrives through the teen years – strategies that need to start long before adolescence.

 

What has been your experience of mother-daughter conflict as a mom, a daughter or even as a dad or brother living alongside that tension? What do you think is most important to maintaining a close relationship even through those challenges? Share your thoughts in the REPLY space below!

 

For Dr. Cohen-Sadler’s most recent book, Stressed Out Girls, click here.

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