Even though I live in the same city as my mother, we still talk at least twice a day. She is the most supportive person in my life and is a great listener, but she is my mother -- not my best friend. Now a days, some young women are closer than ever before to their mothers, even opening up about their sex life and personal relationships.
According to an article in The New York Times, there is a new phenomenon of mother/daughter dependency that has some researchers worried. While there isn't much research done on this topic, they have identified some factors playing into this new kind of relationship. Technology, smaller families, young adults making life decisions later in life such as marriage, kids and career, and mothers who desire to keep their kids close and protected since so many young women suffer from depression and anxiety.
While there is something to be said about a close mother/daughter relationship, what I want to know is, how close are you with your mother?