Walking on Eggshells: Book summary and reviews of Walking on Eggshells by Jane Isay

Walking on Eggshells

Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

by Jane Isay

Walking on Eggshells by Jane Isay
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2007
    256 pages
    Genre: Advice

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We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don’t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children—real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart.

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"Starred Review. The stories are heartwarming, and Isay recounts them with intelligence and compassion." - PW

"With Isay's sage advice, we can make life with our adult children calmer, closer and more enjoyable. This is a great read for every parent who has ever, in discussing their adult children, used the phrase 'walking on eggshells.'" - Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia.

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