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When Mom Looks To Her Daughter To Be Her Emotional Partner -Why This is a Problem ( Part 2)

It happens all too easily.

Dad says something clueless or in mom's view, thoughtless, and a knowing glance towards her daughter is followed by an EYEROLL.  Before you know it, mom and daughter have a repertoire of jokes, mutual understandings and you guessed it -a  closer relationship than her parents have with each other.

This dynamic originally makes Mom feel affirmed and her daughter enjoys a free ticket into the adult world of relating.

A ticket, I would argue that does...
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