This will never be an authentic relationship. Your mother has to work too hard to maintain the perfect image you have of her. Knowing The Difference: Healthy Or Dysfunctional? [EXPERT]
And imagine what happens when your mother does something to lose her sainted status. The infraction is blown way out of proportion because she did something you’d never think of woman of sainthood would ever do! Your disappointment is far greater than if you had a realistic perception of you mother in the first place.
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Let your mother know she doesn’t need to be perfect. You understand she is a human, a woman, who has made mistakes and will likely continue to do so. You no longer need her to be perfect. You just want her to be herself. Your mom can still be your hero with the mistakes and flaws and it will free the two of you to have an authentic relationship now and forever more. What a great Mother’s Day gift to you both. 12 Tips For Improving Your Relationship [EXPERT]