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The mother-daughter relationship…well…what can we say? Here are some stories our readers have shared.

*Mother Daughter and a Storm

*A Diagnosis Makes All The Difference

*Look For The Fat

*Messy Mother

*You Can’t Choose Your Family

*I Love My Mother, But She Drives Me Crazy

*Distance Can Be Healthy


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UCLA Study on Friendship Among Women
by Gale Berkowitz

An alternative to fight or flight. A landmark UCLA study suggests friendships between women are special. They shape who we are and who we are yet to be. They soothe our tumultuous inner world, fill the emotional gaps in our marriage, and help us remember who we really are. By the way, they may do even more.

Girls on the phone

Scientists now suspect that hanging out with our friends can actually counteract the kind of stomach-quivering stress most of us experience on a daily basis. A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women. It’s a stunning find that has turned five decades of stress research—most of it on men—upside down.

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