Mothers and Daughters: Do You Pass the Friendship Test?
How good of friends are you with your mother or your daughter? This little test will give you the answer and let you know in what areas you are deficient. Simply put a checkmark in the appropriate column.
|Most of the Time||Hardly Ever|
|1. Do your know what the other is thinking?||________||________|
|2. Are you able to anticipate ways to make life more pleasant and pleasurable for the other?||________||________|
|3. Do you act on this information?||________||________|
|4. Do you enjoy doing things together?||________||________|
|5. Do you find pleasure in talking and sharing life with each other?||________||________|
|6. Do you feel free to be yourself?||________||________|
|7. Do you think your mother or daughter feels free to be herself with you?||________||________|
|8. Can you laugh and have fun together?||________||________|
|9. Can you each be the teacher?||________||________|
|10. Do you find gratification and pleasure in showing interest in the other person's life and accomplishments?||________||________|
If you are wise and lucky enough to have achieved a friendship that rated 10 checks in the left-hand column, you have something very special to celebrate and savor. If, on the other hand, your checkmarks are lined up unanimously in the right-hand column, you have not yet found the prize package at the bottom of your Cracker Jack box.
Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mothers and Daughters © 2001 by Rosanne Rosen. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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