A mother daughter relationship is a really special thing. Your mom is someone who is always there for you, emotionally even if she isn’t there physically, supporting you and building you up. However, you relationship is only as great as you make it by being open and honest with your mother. Even though it seems tough at times, it’s important to always be honest with your mom; check out these reasons why!
1. She Loves You Unconditionally
One of the most reassuring reasons to be open and honest with your mom is simply that she will always love you, no matter what! Regardless of what secrets you tell her, or what mistakes you confess, she will always love you. So even though you may face some scolding, take heart in the fact that whatever you say won't have such a lasting impact that she stops loving you!
2. Mom Advice is the Best Advice
Moms are like teenage girls, only way smarter! What I mean is moms understand what you're going through, because odds are they went through something similar once upon a time. That's why mom advice is the best advice! It comes from a place of love and wanting to comfort you, but also of wisdom and experience. Your mom has the answers Google can't provide, which is why you should always open up to her!
3. She Expects It
Naturally, moms do anticipate some amount of disrespect and secrecy to come along with adolescence. But they also expect, from day one, that you will know she is someone you can confide in. With the exception of the whole Santa Claus thing, she's spent your entire life building up trust between you two. In her mind, there's no reason you shouldn't trust her with your deepest, darkest secrets.
4. She Deserves It
More than her expectations, you should always be open with your mom because she deserves it. She's the reason you exist, has devoted thousands of hours to raising you, and loves you unconditionally. If anyone deserves the respect it takes to be fully transparent with someone, it's your mom. Don't insult her by going behind her back or keeping secrets, because she has the right to know the truth!
5. Save Yourself Trouble
Eventually, secrets and lies will catch up with you, and it won't be pretty. Things will get messy, your mom will be hurt and angry, and you will probably get punished in some way. That's why, if anything, you should always be completely open with your mom to save yourself trouble down the road.
6. Learn Skills of Breaking Bad News
If you think that the worst news you'll ever have to break to someone is that you snuck out one night, you're in for a big surprise. You'll have a lifetime of having to step up as the bearer of bad news, so you might as well start practicing now! No one likes to state the ugly truth, but sometimes it's unavoidable and so are the consequences. Your mom is a great way to practice breaking bad news to someone, so you can learn how to deal with their emotions and make the process as painless as possible for both of you.
7. Build a Relationship You Will Cherish
Your mother-daughter relationship isn’t going anywhere. You can’t choose a new mom when you go off to college the way you choose new friends or a new boyfriends So since she’ll always be in your life, you should strive to build a relationship that you’ll cherish, one build on honesty, love, and respect.
If you’re lucky enough to have a mom or mother-figure who is actively involved in your life, you should make a point of being honest with her. Why do you think having an open relationship with your mom is so important?