Navigating the mother-daughter relationship can be tricky, says Dr. Saltz. It's naturally highly conflicted because of the intense emotions involved.
"This isn't new, this is age-old," Dr. Saltz says. "I am thinking about all the fairy tales that are out there about mothers who want to off their daughters or somehow the daughter gets to be free of the mother because the mother drops dead somewhere. And the reason those fairy tales have been around forever is because it's an expression of those feelings that are deep inside—this ambivalent love/hate."