The Complex and Fragile Relationship of Mother and Daughter – Pt. I

3 thoughts on “The Complex and Fragile Relationship of Mother and Daughter – Pt. I”

  1. I hope that your mother reads this and sees the love and honesty in it. Things are always complicated between mothers and daughters (and, I think, between sons and fathers). They are our first role models for what it is to be women and men. They are our sense of self, and security – our first experience of love (or lack of it). They are our first best friends, and sometimes our worst enemies, and sometimes both all rolled up into one. They are daughters and sons, themselves, and still don’t quite understand why they couldn’t do as well – or better – than their own parents. Yes, it’s complicated. But it’s good when we’re able to say, as adults, without reservation: “I love my mother,” or “I love my father.” And, “I turned out okay.”

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  2. Thank you for sharing this post with me. I was also told that I was a difficult child that cried a lot. And I had a younger sister who was very close to my mother. Thank you for sharing this post with me. It gave me something to think about.

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  3. I popped over to read your A to Z post and was drawn down by the title of this one when I finished the “I”post. Our circumstances were different but you said “I love my mother” and then you had to explain. That is so my mother and I. I look forward to reading your part two. This one already struck a chord.

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