|Family & Parenting / 2:34 PM - Friday April 30, 2010|
Telling my adult daughter I love her just the way she is.
My young adult daughter lives 850 miles away.
- Asked by tchur1, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 66 or older, St.Louis, Who Cares?
As a young woman who takes A LOT of criticism and judgment from my mother, I can tell you this: Take interest in her life. Listen without judgment. Apologize for past and present wrongdoings. Tell her in so many words that you WANT a positive relationship as much as she does (trust me, she does). If my mother would do those things, I would be so happy and relieved. Right now I have practically no relationship with her because I don't tell her anything - she'll just turn it against me.
Our mother was like that. She ended up having her best friend tells us as part of the Eulogy at her funeral.