Researchers wanted to find out what causes mothers and adult children to part ways. The results suggest violations of societal norms, such as substance abuse, don’t cause the rift, but rather differences in core values.
“Mothers are upset about these events, but I don’t think they’re always the ones cutting off the relationship,” she says. “In some cases the mother may be upset and voice her opinions, but the child is the one pulling away in reaction to the mother’s criticism.” … Continued
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