The #1 Communication Pitfall in Mother Relationships

By Val Boyko • September 20th, 2010

When it comes to daughter mother relationships, why do we keep falling – again and again – into the same communication pitfall?

Experts say that the same issue will keep coming up in order to give us the opportunity to address it. If something is coming up again and again with you, then maybe it’s time to take a different approach…..

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

I don’t think we are going insane, but we can become more aware of the patterns of behaviors and communication that aren’t working for us!

#1 Pitfall in Mother Daughter relationships is assuming that we know what the other person is thinking. We think our mothers should understand us, and be able to read our minds. Many mothers also think we should be telepathic and read their minds too!

Photo of Sookie Stackhouse

Most of us are not telepathic!

We are not Sookie Stackhouse, and our mothers aren’t either!

So, now that we are aware, what can we do to avoid this pitfall?

Please tell us what has worked for you!



Great writing, been after something like that!!!


Leave a Comment

« | Home | »

  • Join The Mother Whisperers Community

    Become a Member
    * indicates required
  • group of women
  • COMMUNICATION QUIZ - Can You Make These Statements?

    Ask yourself if you make any of the following 15 statements. Find out if you are expressing yourself fully and are communicating with openness and presence.
    • SCORING The highest possible score is 30, and the lowest is zero. The higher the score, the higher your likelihood of having success in all your relationships. 0-9: You probably find yourself frustrated in relationships (especially with your mother) more often than you would like. 10-15: You have a high aptitude for relating and are open to learning 16-24: You have good relationship skills. How can you apply them more to your mother relationship? 25-30: Congratulations! Your capacity for present-centered relating is at a very high level.
  • Categories

  • Blogroll

  • Archives

Please make an appointment to talk about what's going in your relationship and to see if coaching or our services would help!