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originally posted by: berenike
a reply to: liveandlearn
a reply to: Bluesma
It's interesting to try and draw some parallels between your experiences.
On the one had we have an open, perhaps less than discreet sometimes, young person and on the other a well-behaved, compliant (?) one.
Both unsatisfactory to their mothers due to their behaviour. Did the mothers think they had failed in some way in their efforts to raise their children correctly? Did they feel a mirror was being held up and they found themselves wanting?
Perhaps it was more to do with hammering at square pegs to get them to fit into society's round holes?
It's hard sometimes for a person to think that their parents are harsh out of love and not just out of a desire to repress.