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Dear Stavroula: A Daughter’s Difficult Relationship with Mom

The National Herald Archive

Dear Stavroula, I am 18 years old, a student, and live with my mother, my brother, and my sister. I am the eldest of my siblings. My father has been dead for eight years and my mother has raised us alone with a lot of sacrifice, which I feel deeply grateful for. But my relationship with her is not as I would like it to be. My mother is very strict and has the need to control everything. I know she loves me but I'm sure she does not trust me and that hurts me. She doesn’t want me to go out often and if I get home late, she gets angry and gives me attitude. When I'm...

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