In Dr. Charles Sophy’s new book “Side by Side,” the clinical psychiatrist writes about the struggles moms and daughters have communicating with each other and how they can improve their relationships. Wondering where your relationship with your mother or daughter stands? Want to know if you two are on the right path or need some help? To find out, the author created the following quiz. Is it foolproof? Of course not. But you just might find out a little something about your relationship with that you didn’t know before.
The scores will give you insight into what's going on with your relationship as well as how you can improve it.
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50-100 points: Your relationship is in a state of emergency. There is a lack of respect, understanding and communication between the two of you. Whether it is on one side or both, the disconnect is evident. Your relationship is in a critical mode and in dire need of re-evaluation. A clear cut direction must be made to embark on a new more positive path, because you are currently at a dead end.5-50 points: Your relationship is at a fork in the road, and a decision needs to be made. Either you can continue towards a dead end, which is where you are heading, or decide to follow a path leading to a more open and engaging relationship. You seem to want to make a change but are unsure as to what steps you should take. It is never easy, but making the initial effort ultimately leads to the desired outcome of a more solid relationship.
0 points: You have an open and honest relationship that displays mutual respect and love. However, no relationship is perfect, and there are always hidden areas that may need some work. You also want to make sure that your relationship is not one-sided, and that you are receiving as much as you are giving physically, mentally and emotionally.
Quiz excerpted from "Side by Side: The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication" by Dr. Charles Sophy and Brown Kogen. Copyright (c) 2010, reprinted with permission from HarperOne.