Mother/Daughter Relationships: What are they?

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Jun 18 2015 48 mins  
Each month this podcast will be a continuation of the conversation started the night before at ABOUT WOMEN in Chicago. Last night we heard stories from 4 women about their relationships with their Mothers and/or Daughters. This podcast is a judgment-free place for women to hear different sides of the story. To be clear, we are not anti men - we are pro women. It’s not about them, it’s about us. What is the relationship you have with your mother? Do you have a daughter - what type of relationship is that? If you could describe it in one word - what would it be? Loving? Tumultuous? Close? Distant? All of the above? Please take a listen as we have a conversation about our very first relationship - the one with our mom. HOSTS Nikki Nigl - @IAmNikkiNigl I’m 40-years old and for the most part I have a great relationship with my mother. She has always been there to support me AND my dreams. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I haven't lived there in almost 18 years but we have always talked and checked in with each other. Danielle Holtz - @uradiate I’m a 30-year old theatre educator and storyteller. My mother and I were best friends throughout my childhood. She committed suicide when I was 17. And I still find myself navigating my relationship with her. Carrie Reffitt - @catpantsmedia I’m a 37-year old visual storyteller, marketing consultant, and queer woman. I became my Mother’s protector at a young age as I experienced her turbulent relationships with men. Not talking about abuse and attempted suicide led to years of internalized anger, guilt, and apathy. Thankfully, over the last 2 years we have developed a more open and authentic relationship. GUESTS Julie Roberts: I’m a 51-year old married and child-free advertising consultant. My mother had Borderline Personality Disorder. It was a decades long rollercoaster ride ending with me taking care of her through her final years and subsequent passing. Carolyn McCormick: I’m a 35-year old fundraiser and the mother of a 6-year old daughter. I’m one of five daughters and not my mother’s favorite. Christina Kolski: I’m a 37-year old nurturer and school social worker. I had a tumultuous and transformative relationship that changed us both. My mother passed away 5 years ago.