Mothers, you've gotta love 'em. But the umbilical cord is often not severed at birth. There are different approaches to mothering, of course, spanning a range from hostile through indifferent into affectionate and on all the way to smothering. But when should a mother 'let go' or to be more precise, what constitutes 'letting go'?
Is it out of the house and your on your own at 16? 18? 21? 34!? And what aspect of control does a mother have? Guilt, of course. Hatred, jealousy, all the seven deadly sins and then some. And then there is the difference between a son and a daughter, or first, middle or last born. Sometimes the hurt and anger lasts a lifetime. Sometimes 'letting go' is really a rejection, and then it is sad, if you can't share a little unconditional love with your mom, and vice-versa, with whom can you?