Mom 91, Me 61 — how did that happen?
This subject has kept countless therapists, counselors, relationship and life coaches in prosperous businesses for years. There are numerous resources out there — A quick Google search for “how to have a good mother-daughter relationship” produced “About 5,210,000,000 results” in less than 1 second!
The pandemic not only brought me back to the town of my birth, Iowa City, but it also brought me back to live with & care for the person who brought me home from the hospital 61 years ago. See the photo of Mom — Rosie — and me below.
Now that the tables have turned, and the roles have reversed, I found I have new opportunities for growth. I’m leaning into understanding what a solid, loving, forgiving, compassionate, trusting mother and daughter friendship/relationship can be.