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Dear Poll: How Close are you with your Mom?


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?

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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
she is a cool mom. but she has issues which shes not ready at all to admit. i love her a lot, she doesnt think so. shes too busy loving my brother. though shes nice, sometimes, i wanna get away from here. one of the many reasons i wanna get married
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
My mother has now become clingy and dependent.. constantly driving me insane.... I think it's b/c i move out in a month.... but she used to be my best friend b4 i hit the age of 12...now she's still in the frame of mind that I want to spend every waking hour with her.... Oh and did i mention shes emotional.... but when she's not going crazy she's the best shopping buddy a girl can have!
Hawii-x Hawii-x 9 years
Me And My Mum Are Extremly Close!
d_ford d_ford 9 years
My mum and I are best friends, and it kills me that we don't live in the same city. We talk more than once a day, and she is the most amazing, caring, supportive, super woman I have ever met. When I was a teenager, we didn't get along great, but that's because we act so similar, that we would get on each others nerves. You can't tell we are related, she's blonde, a petite 5'6 with blue eyes and I am brunette, 5'8, with dark brown eyes and curvy, but when we speak, and interact with people, it's a no brainer.My mum has been a superwoman after the death of my father and I am so blessed to have a mother who would do anything for me.
d_ford d_ford 9 years
My mum and I are best friends, and it kills me that we don't live in the same city. We talk more than once a day, and she is the most amazing, caring, supportive, super woman I have ever met. When I was a teenager, we didn't get along great, but that's because we act so similar, that we would get on each others nerves. You can't tell we are related, she's blonde, a petite 5'6 with blue eyes and I am brunette, 5'8, with dark brown eyes and curvy, but when we speak, and interact with people, it's a no brainer. My mum has been a superwoman after the death of my father and I am so blessed to have a mother who would do anything for me.
nessabum nessabum 9 years
my mom is never there to give me any comfort. she's too judgemental and too blind that she has the same problems that sometimes when i'm expressing my emotions, it's not because i'm in dire straights. she also is always in a war with me about my boyfriend even though it sorta seems like she is okay with him from time to time. i really hate how she thinks that because i'm young, i can't have a meaningful relationship. just because i have conflict with him, it doesn't mean me and my guy don't get along or are not right for each other. i mean, i could say the same about her and my dad fighting like stuck pigs. i'm just not close with my mother. i think that the way she has treated me over the years has really taken a negative effect and that when i try to make her understand, she just shuts it out. we just don't get along. period.
N-nee1 N-nee1 9 years
There are some subjects in my life which is still considered to be "taboo" to talk to my mom to but I consider my mom as one of my best friends. There is no one I trust more and admire more than my mother, she is also the most positive person I have in my life for which I am eternally grateful for. Love you mommy!!!
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 9 years
My mom is the most supportive person ever. I don't talk to her about everything because, frankly, I don't think she'd want to hear about some of the stuff her daughter does! But she is my heart and soul and I love her to pieces. I talk to her daily even though she lives about 20 miles away. I even bought a shirt at Target that says, "MY MOM ROCKS". She cried when she saw it! :)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I talk to my mom a lot and she is always there for me to answer questions ranging from if I can store tomato paste in the fridge, to what qualities she thinks are important in a partner. She is the best!!
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
She is one of my best friends :)
cubadog cubadog 9 years
My Mom was adopted so maybe! LOL
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Close but family.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Close but family.
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 9 years
Damn, I am with kazagirl and cubadog on this one. Cubadog is your mom's maiden name Ortiz? I could have sworn listening to you that my mother has a sister I am not aware of!
Miss-K-Smith Miss-K-Smith 9 years
My mom and i don't live together anymore so no more stupid fights, she is more like a good friend... which is awesome cuz i know that no matter what i have someone to talk to. Don't get me wrong tho, she is still a mom and fulfills all her mommy duties haha
janoxide janoxide 9 years
sometimes when shes mad at something else, she cools down by getting it on me. i understand that everyone else does that too (even me) but when it comes down to her telling me off kept reminding me that she is my mom; a woman that is close but far from being my best friend. and when i say that, it means that shes too good for that title and i love her.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I also chose other for the same reason as kazagirl. I do give my Mom some credit for finally accepting the fact that I don't care if I ever get married and the fact that I do not want children. She definitely thinks we are closer than we are and part of the problem is my sister.
em1282 em1282 9 years
It's hard to talk to my mom--she's very judgmental and while I know that "it's for my own good", it's tough to come to her when I need to talk. It's just not great to hear "I told you so" if you fall on your face and need a shoulder to cry on. I have to turn to other people to give me the kind of "motherly" comfort I need.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
My mom and I talk at least once a day and while we don't share absolutely everything, we do share quite a bit. We've gotten much closer since I've moved out and gotten married. Now we can b*tch about our husbands! :)
StefaPie StefaPie 9 years
my mom is a sociopath. who is obsessed with my weight.http://superprincesspie.blogspot.com/2007/07/one-more-joy-brought-to-us-by-modern.htmlthat's how i've been dealing with her obsession
StefaPie StefaPie 9 years
my mom is a sociopath. who is obsessed with my weight. http://superprincesspie.blogspot.com/2007/07/one-more-joy-brought-to-us-by-modern.html that's how i've been dealing with her obsession
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
We're really close. I usually tell her whatever is bothering me and she makes me feel better. Sometimes I don't tell her things b/c I don't want her to think bad of me or whatever. We're not best friends but we're close. I trust and love her with all my heart.
katie225 katie225 9 years
we're fine. she's not my best friend. i didn't tell her much growing up, and i'm still the same way. i don't tell her about most things in life because it can get really annoying with her questioning everything. the less she knows, the better. my boyfriend's mom and his little sister are really close, though, and to me it seems dangerous. the girl just graduated from college, and her mom basically bribed her to go to a local college instead of going away (only 100 miles away, but that would be too much for them). they're dependent on each other, and it's so annoying because his mom ignores all her other children in comparison to how much affection she gives her (admitted!!!) favorite child.
katie225 katie225 9 years
we're fine. she's not my best friend. i didn't tell her much growing up, and i'm still the same way. i don't tell her about most things in life because it can get really annoying with her questioning everything. the less she knows, the better. my boyfriend's mom and his little sister are really close, though, and to me it seems dangerous. the girl just graduated from college, and her mom basically bribed her to go to a local college instead of going away (only 100 miles away, but that would be too much for them). they're dependent on each other, and it's so annoying because his mom ignores all her other children in comparison to how much affection she gives her (admitted!!!) favorite child.
FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 9 years
My Mom and I are definitely best friends. I talk to her as much as possible and she's my top friend on MySpace. (: Yes, my Mom is on MySpace!! (: I love her sososo much. I feel so blessed to have a Mom like her.
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