Aug 13, · Moving in Different Directions. The Problem: An adult daughter is moving toward independence; thus the primary movement is away from the mother. The mother sometimes experiences this as a loss and makes efforts to draw her daughter back. In attempting to keep the mother-daughter connection alive, the mother may ask questions that the daughter sees as intrusive, or give advice, which the daughter . Feb 18, · Adult Daughters and Their Fathers The Long Shadow of Trust Posted Feb 18, Research shows that a daughter’s relationship with her father casts a long shadow on her academic performance, career.