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a mother daughter relationship

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It can’t be easy being a mother to grown children who’ve left the nest, built their own lives, and really don’t seem to need their mama anymore. The truth is that it’s nearly impossible to ever show the correct amount of gratitude our mothers deserve for birthing and rearing us. They gave us life. No amount of thanks will ever be enough. But the other truth is that sometimes, as adults, we drop the ball on making our mothers still feel needed. If your mom does a really good job then, she pays the price: you become independent, and you don’t call her/visit her as often. You learn to be happy and confident without her, and that means that she gets left in the dust. It is tough, when you think about it that way. So it’s no wonder that sometimes, when moms are feeling neglected and ignored, they act out in these funny ways.


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Sometimes, mom will just call up and say, “I saw your photo on Instagram. It’s very inappropriate. You’re showing a lot of cleavage. Imagine if your cousins see that. It looks bad on the family!” And you’re like, “Mom…It’s Wednesday. I’m working. What’s this about?”

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