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Old 08-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I think that the previous suggestion for you to speak with your own therapist is an excellent idea.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Location: 1000 miles from nowhere
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Thanks for everyone's thoughts. I was having a particularly bad moment and needed to vent. I'm quite sure my mom and I both have some lingering issues dealing with possible emotional neglect from our formative years. I love my mom very much and wish we could share a more traditional mother-daughter relationship, but I guess we do the best we can. Sometimes are easier than others. I think as far as jealousy it would primarily be, as the other poster pointed out, my youth, which I can truly understand. She feels as though the best years have passed and she thinks she didn't spend them very well. I wish I could help her appreciate other parts of life and feel more positive about herself, but I am hardly one to advise on that! I have been looking into therapy, although I do dislike it generally. Anyway I truly appreciate all the wisdom, opinions, and kindness shared.
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