Do you get on with her? We get on ok. It it is rather forced.
What's your relationship like? Are you close or distant? We are distant. We talk on the phone rarely and see each other maybe once or twice a year.
What was it like when you were a kid? I think when I was small it was ok but as I got older and especially when I hit the teens our relationship was strained. I didn't feel I could go to her if I was in trouble or needed anything as I felt nervous and embarrassed. She was always in a bad mood and I think she was suffering depression. There was zero affection, never told me she loved me until the day I moved out when I was 19. Hasn't said it since!
Do you want your kids to have a similar relationship with you when they're adults? Hell no! It's always in the back of my mind to NOT be anything like her towards my own children!