Word to your mother
May 9, 2011 11:42 AM Subscribe
If your not-quite-yet-born self could give one or two pieces of advice to your soon-to-be mom about how not to screw up you and your relationship with her, what would it be?
posted by staggering termagant to human relations (118 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
I read on here a lot about how difficult moms are to deal with. Overly critical, histrionic, self-absorbed, drunk, etc., etc. I would really be sad if my 4.5-year-old daughter grew up having to write to AskMe about how to be in my presence without harming herself. So, how can I avoid this (beyond just trying hard to be decent and consistent and empathetic). Could any of you say something like "If only mom had/had not done x, our relationship would have been so much better." Thanks!