How To Communicate With Mom

Posted in self help by Steph Auteri on June 11, 2008
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me and mom.

From the very beginning, the relationship with my mother has been complicated: close, conflicted, and somewhat interdependent.

Who knows the most about me? Mom.

Who drives me the craziest? Mom. (Though Michael’s closing in at second place…)

Who’s the one who — in my mind — knows it all, yet manages to disagree with most everything I throw out there?

Yup. Mom.

Which is why I knew beyond a doubt that Deborah Tannen’s You’re Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation was a must-read.

For the sake of this particular post, I passed the book along to my mother after I finished with it, and then “interviewed” her for her reactions.