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Email of the Day: My Second Chance at a Mother-Daughter Relationship

By Dr. Laura on December, 17 2020
Email of the Day: My Second Chance at a Mother-Daughter Relationship

I had a dream that deeply worried me – I was a new mother with a baby, and I dreamt about being on a rock holding my baby and having no way to get off the rock safely with my son. It was very scary. You helped me feel at ease immediately. You said, β€œPerhaps you are feeling overwhelmed as a new mother.”


My first baby was a boy. I had a horrid relationship with my mother, and when I was pregnant with my second child, I didn’t want to know the sex of the baby as I was scared to death it would be a girl. I did not want to have a daughter and have 18 years of terror as I had had with my mother. As I was buckling my son into a car seat one day, you were on the air, and I heard you say β€œWell, as a woman you get two chances at a mother-daughter relationship. One is the one you were born into and you have no control over that. The second one is the one you give birth to, and you have all the control over that relationship.” It was as if a lightbulb went off in my head. I DID have all the control! Your words changed my entire outlook on raising a daughter and changed everything for me.


We DID have a daughter, and we have a wonderful relationship that nourishes my soul. I cannot thank you enough for being there for me at exactly the time I needed your wisdom.



My Second Chance at a Mother-Daughter Relationship





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