AWF II – Episode 16: Mothers

June 28, 20122 Comments

If you say something about your mother, you say something about yourself. So what do you think about your mother? And what are your thoughts about motherhood? Let the honesty of Rachel, Tina and Margaret inspire you to let us know your thoughts.

In case this is the first episode you’ve come across: you can watch individual episodes without the context of the whole film. But if you’d like to know more about why this film was made and who these women are, we’d recommend you watch from the beginning.

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  1. katherine_guttman says:

    My mother and I have always been close, and that has been a marvelous thing but often leads to head-butting. As we’ve both gotten older, we’ve worked hard to stay close as our relationship has evolved; she no longer needs to be my protector and my guardian, but I do need her as a mentor and guide as my life evolves. It’s a difficult balance, because we are not, strictly speaking, peers or girlfriends. She is still my mother and I am still my daughter, but what I need from her is a subtle shade of “mothering”. Even in our 30s and 40s, we daughters sometimes need our mothers to be nurturing and soft. And as our mothers age, we daughters need to treat them with a touch more respect and softness, I think. They’re no longer laying down the law in our lives and are dealing with huge changes in their own lives. As my mother and I age and grow, our relationship has had to as well. And it’s been difficult and our fights have become more spectacular (I really can’t just yell “You don’t understand” and slam my door) but our relationship has deepened. I look forward to being a mother myself and seeing the relationship between my child and my mother. And I try not to anticipate the disagreements my mom and I are sure to have over child-rearing issues. Because if my mom and I agree on one thing, it’s that I inherited an amazing amount of stubborn from her.

    • Lately I’ve been trying to refrain from responding to other people’s answers, so that I won’t clog the list of comments. But in this case I just wanted to point out how impressed I am by how honest, insightful and sincere this answer is. Thank you, Katherine. It’s not that easy to speak about our mothers sometimes. But you brought several deep thoughts to the point. Your comments have opened up some doors in my mind in helping me understand how our relationships with our mothers can change.

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