The Best Friends
Whether they’re out for a girl’s night, gracing front rows at fashion week or supporting each other’s work, it’s clear designers and mother-daughter duo Neeta and Nishka Lulla benefit from their cosy relationship. “A close relationship with your mum can simulate friendship through characteristics like empathy, listening, loyalty and caring,” reveals Magalotti. However, there are some topics of conversation and areas of your life and hers, that should remain taboo. “If your mum over-shares, it’s important that you let her know how you feel,” says relationship counsellor Kellie Miles ( bondicounselling.com.au). “Try making a ‘too much information’ list, in which you name the subjects you feel aren’t appropriate.” This ensures some boundaries, which is important for every relationship. Once your lines are in place, this will (probably) become the most comforting and secure bond that you will share, ever.