Mothers and Daughters: How to Improve Your Relationship and Find Yourself

Step 2: Talk to Your Mother about Self-Image and Beauty

Questions to ask your mom

The key to getting closer to your mother -- and understanding more about who you are -- is being able to consider the following questions. First give yourself some time to let this new way of thinking about your mother sink in. But when you're ready, I suggest that you get together in a quiet and relaxed setting and try asking her some of these questions. If you aren't comfortable talking to your mother this way, simply considering what her responses would be is a valuable exercise. Again, be sure to record your thoughts, experiences and questions in a private journal.

  • What do you like about being a woman?
  • Where did you get your sense of self-worth?
  • What is one message about beauty or self-image you received from your mother?
  • What do you like about your mother's appearance? Your own? Mine?
  • What do you like about the way you look? What would you change?
  • If you were easier on yourself about the way you look, what would you do differently?
  • What is your favorite perfume? Beauty tip?
  • What's one of your favorite outfits? What's the sexiest outfit you've ever worn?
  • What's been one of your favorite hairstyles?
  • How do you really feel about plastic surgery?
  • What woman's style do you most admire?
  • What's the weirdest beauty treatment you've ever done?
  • What do you think about the way women my age express their beauty today versus the way you did when you were my age?
  • What have you learned about beauty and aging?

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