A survival guide for mothers and daughters
“Trust can not be built in one day. The foundation of a relationship is the cornerstone to any meaningful companionship.”
There are several key points to surviving any relationship, especially for a mother and daughter. A relationship with your mother can be a tricky, and complicated companionship to figure out.
Communication. No relationship is a like. The starvation of no communication in a relationship can alter the strength and bond between two people.
Honesty. If you can not be honest with yourself then you can not be honest with someone else, especially your mother. Honesty is important to having any relationship work. Honesty goes both ways.
Space. Any relationship needs a bit of breathing room. No mother and daughter can stand the sight of each other for than twenty minutes at a time. Especially with the relationships between mothers and daughters who can not get a long that well.
Respect. The golden rule to any relationship survival is to respect the significant other. Your mother brought you into this world, she can take you out. To receive respect you must give respect to get respect.
Gestures. Gestures is a form of communication. Paying close to the gestures, it speaks volumes of what is going on without saying a single verb. It gives the other person a better understanding of the conversation, silent or not.
A relationship between a mother and daughter is a fragile rose waiting to blossom. Surviving a relationship from hell with your mother isn’t easy. No relationship is easy.
If you are unsure of how to communicate with your mother or daughter, try these few simple tips.
Tone of voice. The tone of voice is a key factor in any relationship, it sets the mood. The tone of your voice should be kept calm and relaxed. If the tone becomes too harsh, walk away before something is said and that you will forever regret.
Listen. You must listen with your ears, and eyes. Yes you can’t hear with your eyes but you can visualize the words and gestures of the person who is speaking. Listening to what your mother has to say is important.
Point of view. A mother and daughter will hardly see eye to eye in their lifetimes. Everyone has a point of view, whether or not you may agree with it. In any communication everyone’s point of view is important and should be considered very important.
Think. Always think before speaking. This is a valuable lesson for anyone who is trying to survive a relationship disaster. Words can hurt others. Choose your words wisely. You wouldn’t want to say something you would regret.
Eye Contact. Eye contact is an important vital component to communicating better with anyone. When speaking or listening to your mother or daughter, eye contact is very important. It lets them know you are willingly to listen and that you value their opinion.
Patience/determination. Communication is hard work and needs determination for anyone to have better communication. Be patient with those who you wish to communicate with. Patience is the key to improving a communication problem.
Relationships are based on love and trust. No relationship is easy, it takes a lot of work. No mother and daughter relationship can not be like the Gilmore Girls. Who wouldn’t want a mother like Loreali Gilmore but such a relationship doesn’t exist.
Not everything your mother says is right but she has experienced life before you were born. There is vital advice she is trying to give you. Trust me mothers and daughters are not an easy relationship to understand. But with this survival guide you can survive any relationship problems with mothers and daughters.