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Dealing with my daughter…

Jan 22nd, 2009 by Dr. Elia | 0

Dear Dr. Elia,

I confronted my 53 year old daughter for interrupting me at a dinner I had for her and her family. She is a constant interrupter, she parrots me and answers the questions I address to others. When confronted it always becomes about me and that she did not interrupt. I feel that I do not want a relationship with someone who is always blaming me. I feel guilty and think I should be a good mom and be there weather I want to or not.


Dear Louise,

Given that your daughter is 53 years old, I would assume that you must be in your 70’s. You have lived a long life and endured many things, just by being part of this mortal existence. You have raised your family and it is time to “have joy in your posterity!” Having a sense of humor and while sharing your feelings should go a long way towards resolving this issue.

There’s no need for confrontation…Take her hands in yours, look her in the eyes and open up your heart. This is NOT a deal breaker for your relationship. Remember that “blessed are the peacemakers!’ If you come with the right spirit in your heart it should all work out!

God bless,

Elia Gourgouris Ph.D.

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