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...