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GR-Quartz

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Japanese
This is from a certain interview:

Q: What was your relationship with your mother?
A: A lot of it was a projection that my mother made on me because of a repulsion she felt for my father,for which I don't blame her.

I know each word, but can't get the idea what kind of feelings the mother had for her daughter, or what kind of relationship it was. Would anyone explain this for me?

Thank you very much in advance!
 
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    'Projection' refers to the attitudes and values the mother 'projected' on the interviewee. It is not implicitly stated, but it seems implied that the relationship had a negative aspect because of the mother's strong dislike of the interviewee's father.
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The interviewee's mother treated her differently, letting their relationship be affected by how the mother felt for the father. For example, resentment that her mother felt for her father showed itself as some resentment towards the daughter.
     
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