What if, for some unspeakable reason, your mom had her eyes set on your man? Could you even tell the difference between your mom bonding with your boyfriend in a healthy way or in a sexy way? It really is. Get your guy and run.
By Gabrielle Moss November 16, Even the most chill relationships between mothers and daughters have their bumps in the road. It's pretty much impossible to always be on the same page as the people who raised you, especially as you get older. But if your conflicts with your mother seem to go beyond what's normal and into an area that leaves you feeling sad, helpless, or bad about yourself, then the two of you may have a toxic relationship. A toxic relationship is one based around anger, emotional manipulation, and other negative and hurtful feelings, instead of mutual support. We can develop toxic relationships with anyone in our lives — partners, parents, bosses, friends, siblings. But for many of us, toxic relationships with our mothers are especially common, and especially difficult to deal with. After all, you can't exactly dump your mom and then jump online to look for a new one.