The Strongest Emotional Bond Is Between Mothers and Daughters

Katie Sweeney

Stylist reported on a fascinating new study from The Journal of Neuroscience showing that the relationship between daughters and their mothers is more profound than any other. "This association was significantly greater than mother-son, father-daughter, and father-son associations," said the researchers, who performed MRI scans on members of 35 healthy families. Scientists found that women share a structure of the brain that regulates emotions, meaning mothers and daughters are more likely to relate to and understand one another's feelings than anyone else's. This explains why it sometimes feels like your mom is the only person in the world who actually gets you: because she does. It also illustrates why when you get dumped, your mom also feels your pain.

Learn more about the relationships between mothers and daughters by reading You’re Wearing That?

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