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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-19 03:29 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-19 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
The set up is that Lorelai was a teen mom, and from purely anecdotal real life experience, that can be kind of realistic. I have friends who had very young moms, who ended up having problems with trying too hard to be friends with their kid, since they weren't THAT much younger than them after all, to the point where it got kinda weird.

Not saying its healthy or that the show should glamorize it, but it is kinda realistic from my limited experience.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-19 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah I was going to bring this up, I haven't seen the whole show but from what I watched they were very much portraying the weird dynamic that happens when someone has a kid super young and isn't that far from them in age.

And I don't think they were trying to glamorize it because it did feel like the characters struggled with their dynamic at times.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
This is very true, and I think the fact that this is the root of their dynamic comes across best when Lorelai is trying to discourage Rory from recklessly having sex, because she might duplicate Lorelai's mistakes.

I think Lorelai being a single mom plays a pretty big role too. She was lonely and she looked to Rory to fill up that space. Not healthy, no, but definitely realistic.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-20 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I saw that with some of my friends.

And on the other hand I had a more traditional mom but after I became an adult me and my mom started acting more like friends.

Their relationship never seemed far fetched to me.
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[personal profile] maskitheclown 2017-03-20 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup, my mom was a young single mom and that was very close to our relationship (when she wasn't being an abusive prick, I mean, I loved her but, issues.)