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“Finding out about fathers is not easy. It's only in the last twenty years that they have been considered by the psychological community as much more than the 'other' parent, taking a very distant second place to Mom.”
“Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.”
“A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.”
“To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidante — it is to have a soul mate for life.”