My Relationship With My Mother

963 Words Dec 15th, 2016 4 Pages
My relationship with my mother, Jodi Lynn Borchert, started the day that I was born, February 25, 1995, and it continues to this day even though she lives in Idaho and I live in Colorado. She is a part of my family which is defined on p. 328 in our books as a “network of people who share their lives over long periods of time and are bound by marriage, blood, or commitment”. Jodi is my biological mother and this makes us family through blood. To be more specific about my mother is that she is a part of my Nuclear family (p.329), a family consisting of a wife (my mother), husband (my father), and their biological child (me). All my life my mother has always called me Konis. As stated in our textbook on p. 193, words and phrases that have unique meanings to a particular relationship, such as pet names or private phrases with special meaning are called personal idioms. Every time my mom calls me Konis, my mom is using a personal idiom because only the two of us know the personal meaning behind the nick name that she calls me. Even though we don’t know where she came up with the nick name. Since we both live a couple of states away from each other we both must have regular relationship maintenance (p. 304), meaning that we both make communication and supportive behaviors to sustain a desired relationship. I do this by making time once a week to call her just to talk about what’s going on in her life. She also does this by talking to me one a week but also finding time to…

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