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The mother-daughter relationship can be a complicated one—it’s the reason that it’s the central relationship in many popular television shows. Women can just relate to a complex, frustrating mother-daughter dynamic. Is it just me or, do men not have quite as confusing and infuriating relationships with their fathers? Perhaps fathers don’t see themselves in their sons as much as mothers see themselves in their daughters, and visa versa. Maybe the mirroring effect is just stronger between mother and daughter and so what a daughter does affects her mother greatly, and what a mother does touches her daughter deeply. All I know is that I see far more love-hate relationships between moms and daughters than I do between fathers and sons. It can be a very hot and cold one—the bond between two generations of women. But, here are some perspective changes that could improve your relationship with your mother.

mother daughter relationships beautiful young African American mother in a hospital gown gently holds her infant in her arms and smiles down at her. The swaddled baby’s eyes are wide open.

She stressed for 18 years to keep you alive

Remember that for the first 18 years of your life, it was your mother’s full-time job to keep you alive and see to your health. You were under her roof and under her watch. For both legal and just strong biological/emotional reasons, she lived, 24/7, to make sure you lived and lived healthfully.

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