Mom/adult daughter relationship

Ann - posted on 02/15/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter lives and works independently over. 800 miles away. I rarely hear from her . If I want to talk to her , I do the calling . She may initiate a call on my birthday. I feel I don't know my daughter. She's not upset but I feel a strain on our relationship . Any suggestions on what I can do to prove it ?

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Ann - posted on 02/15/2014

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My daughter is 34 and I'm 70 !! I'm sure I 'm the oldest Mom seeking advice . Since our daughter was adopted as an infant. , I'm wondering how much can be attributed to genetics and personality . I feel so distant from her since we don't communicate often. . She is single, no children and works every day. I want to talk to her about how we could have a closer relationship. She doesn't share much. I want to know how to approach her .

Jodi - posted on 02/15/2014

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I am wondering the same thing. How old is she, and how busy is she? I talk to my mum about once every 2 weeks or so, and we see each other maybe 2-3 times a year. I am 44. It's not that I don't appreciate my mum, it's just that by the time I sit down at night, it is often 10pm, and I'd never call them at that time of night.

Jessica - posted on 02/15/2014

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How old is your daughter? My son lives 20 miles down the road and is so involved with his own life, that when I do talk to him he seems put out or wayyyy toooooo busy to talk to dear old mom. They say that grown children don't really appreciate their parents until they are 30 or so. I'm trying to find hobbies or other stuff to get involved with so I don't spend all my time crying over how much it upsets me.

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