Moms and Daughters Are Closer Than Ever Since the Pandemic Began

They are making TikToks, drinking wine and closing the generational gap

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For older generations of women, relationships with their mothers might have been defined by discipline, conversation boundaries and an inevitable generational gap. 

But this year, busy schedules were put on hold, plans with friends were canceled, and homes became both classrooms and offices. In turn, a gradual change in the modern family has accelerated: Moms and daughters are becoming friends. They are making TikToks, watching Gilmore Girls and talking politics.

“Mothers and daughters are closing the distance with one another, which is breaking down the alienation between generations,” said cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken. 

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