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Hi DeeDee,

I would like to get advice on how to get along with my mom.

I want to tell her everything that happens to me in school, to make her one of my best friends. Sometimes I talk to her and tell her about my day, and she continues to do what she is doing and doesn’t even respond with anything.

Sometimes I feel like she doesn’t even care about me sometimes.

Anonymous.

 

Dear Anonymous,

I think a lot of teens, especially girls, struggle with getting along with their moms.

It all depends if the mom works or has other responsibilities to take care of that they begin to stress out a lot and will keep their mind on something else though they probably don’t not mean to do it intentionally. I know it can be difficult at times.

I suggest you talk to her about how it makes you feel and let everything out so she can see how it is affecting you. Once you express yourself to her then hopefully she starts giving you more attention and gives you the confidence to trust her with your personal stuff.

At first, it might be surprising to her that you are opening up, and some things may cause her to be overwhelmed, but she will learn to cope with them. Just be patient and remember that she probably has a lot to worry about but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care or love you.

Your truly,

DeeDee

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  1. becca fults on April 5th, 2016 09:25

    I like what you wrote back and how you really got into detail on how to fix this problem. I think you are right a lot of teens struggle to talk to their mothers especially girls.

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  2. Jennifer Lupercio on April 5th, 2016 10:48

    I like what you wrote because I know exactly how you fell. I met my mom 4 years ago, and everything was good the first year until a few years later. She started to not be with me all the time. When I used to hang out with friends she was always checking on me, and when I get out of school I have to be home in exactly 30 minutes. Literally I can’t be late no more than 10 minutes. When I’m at home she wants me to hang out, but when I do, she gets mad. I know she cares about me but sometimes I really don’t understand her. But I guess I can’t change her mind, we don’t know each other. But I think she’s not ready for a teenage girl. Thanks:)

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