Work Title: Between Fathers & Daughters: Enriching and Rebuilding Your Adult Relationship
Work Author(s): Linda Nielsen
Softcover $16.95 (247pp)
Family & Relationships
Reviewer: Amy Rea
In recent years, the importance of fathers has come into focus, particularly regarding their relationships with sons. But the bond between father and daughter hasn't been as fully explored, and there's been very little discussion of what happens as the daughter approaches adulthood. By that point, both father and daughter may feel it's not worth the effort, that old patterns are too firmly entrenched to be changed. And besides, mothers are the ones who really matter to daughters. Not so fast, says Linda Nielsen, Ed.D. in her new book. The relationship between fathers and daughters is equally as important. When the childhood/adolescent years don't go well the father/daughter bond can be repaired and regenerated in the adult years. Nielsen is careful to point out that she's talking about relationships which haven't been affected by more debilitating actions, such as addiction or physical abuse. She's looking at the average father/daughter relationship that simply never got off the ground---thus leaving an emotional hole in both lives. Nielsen authored three previous books about adolescents, and is...