If you want your mom to stop giving her opinions on every aspect of your life . . . maybe you should stop DEPENDING on her for her opinions on every aspect of your life.
A new study had people rank the different relationships in their lives by how, quote, “demanding or difficult” they are. And the people who were consistently rated the most difficult were our close female family members: Our mother, sister, and wife.
BUT . . . we also ranked them as the people we DEPEND on the most.
The researchers say, quote, “The message here is that, with female relatives, it can be a two-sided thing. They may be the people you most depend on, but also the people who nag you the most.”
The study found that people say their friends are the least demanding or difficult people in their lives.