Things my mommy told me

Mother-daughter relationships are rarely smooth. Most personal experiences, and what we see depicted in everyday life is often fraught with drama. Slammed doors, raised voices and declarations of war. The endless pressure to meet expectations, or conversely the zero belief in daughters and the consignment to failure and nothingness. Then we add the paradigm of guilt, a mother pressuring a daughter to have unfettered access to her life. Wanting voting privileges in marriages/relationships and parenting. All in an often-misguided effort to get a do over on life.

Fortunately, that was never my experience. As a proverbial daddy’s girl growing up,

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