How close are you to your mother?

My mother and I are close, I can't imagine not having her in my life. I know not everyone has a great relationship with their mom for whatever reason. My good friend is dealing with this now, her almost adult daughter and her have hit a terrible rough patch that's put a huge dent in their relationship. I feel so bad for both of them and hope they move past it.

Are you close with your mom or do you have a more distant relationship?

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    05/25/14
    I've never been close with my mom. I hated her for a long time, when she first brought my stepdad into the picture, even though I didn't like my dad, it felt like she was replacing him and i resented that. We had a huge rough patch in my earlier-mid teenage years, too, with my depression and her suddenly trying to act like she was a parent after years of not really acting like "mom". Now, I'm on better terms with my mom, though I'm not really close with her.
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    05/25/14
    Probably. She and my dad divorced when I was 6 and my brother was 3, and they only got married in the first place because she was pregnant with me, so that's not a good start lol...not to mention she spent my entire childhood/most of my teen years working and eating and working some more, so she kinda just let us run wild. I understand more now about why she was the way she was, but I resented her for so long it's hard to get over.
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      05/25/14
      I'm close to my mom, we have a good relationship.
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        05/25/14
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          05/25/14
          We were not close growing up but we are super close how. It was hard to learn how to get along because we are too much alike. It just didn't work but we have worked on it and now I can't imagine things being how they use to be.
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