When mothers rely on their children for emotional support, things turn ugly for themselves and the next generation.
My daughter, oh my daughter, please come quickly I need you.
I know that you have homework, but there’s just so much to do.
If you only knew what I’ve been through you couldn’t help but sympathise.
You see the pain etched on my face and the tears behind my smile.
And if I forget to thank you when you clean and cook my food,
you shouldn’t take it personally can’t you see it’s just my mood?
And if I don’t see or hear you, one day you’ll understand
and know just what it is like to live with an unkind man.
The Codependent Daughter In Popular Culture
Misguided Angel – The Cowboy Junkies
I said “Mama, he’s crazy and he scares me, but I want him by my side. Though he’s wild and he’s bad and sometimes just plain mad I need him to keep me satisfied”
Mrs. Bucket (Charlie’s Mother)
Mrs. Bucket plays dutiful daughter to two sets of dependent parents in Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Young daughter Haylei finds herself desperately trying to support and protect her unpredictable mother Laren when they go on the run together in Lies My Mother Told Me.