7 Clever and Thoughtful Ways to Connect with Your Mom ...

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It's important to find ways to connect with your mom if you're fortunate enough to have her in your life.

I wasn't always close to my mom but we are now in a beautiful place in our relationship.

I think it was hard for me to see my parents as people, if that makes sense.2

But the older I'm getting, my eyes and heart have really opened to see them for who they truly are.

I am sharing a few ways to connect with your mom that helped me connect with mine.

1. Talk

Talk

It may sound obvious but one of the top ways to connect with your mom is to talk to her.

You can't be afraid to talk to your mom about what is on your mind and in your heart.

If you feel like she won't listen to you, try starting the conversation out with something like, "Mom, I really need to talk to you and I really need you to listen to me please." Unless she has serious issues (and that's possible), your mom should take you seriously and hopefully hear what you have to say.2

Once you have some of the harder conversations with your mom, you will probably find it easier to have everyday regular conversations with your mom.

2. Date Night

Date Night

Set a date with your mom and keep it.

My mom lives in a different state than I do and I often wish that we lived closer so I could meet her for tea or go see a movie with her.2

If your mom lives close to you, make some time for her because the older we get, our time with our parents isn't as frequent.

Time is so precious and it's something you can't ever get back once it's gone.

3. Be Honest

Be Honest

For years I held things inside because I didn't want to upset my mom.

She would talk and I would just listen and agree even if I didn't agree with her in my heart.

As I got older I couldn't take it anymore so I respectfully learned how to be honest with her.

It can be scary to be honest with people, but it's so freeing and it usually leads to deeper and more meaningful relationships.

Forgive Her
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