By all that is holy, please, someone, have an answer for this question. If the answer is smart-a&%y and rude, keep it to yourself.
WHY must the perimenopausal mom understand, love and nuture the pubescent teen, and WHY won't the pubescent teen extend the same courtesy to the preimenopausal mom?
I'm not asking for myself, mind you. It's for, um, yeah, a friend. A very close friend.