The parent-child relationship can be peculiar and emotionally charged at times, but in certain cases, it can be significantly dysfunctional. Mary and Brittani, a mother-daughter pair showcased on TLC's recently aired show sMothered, have disclosed that they continue to take a daily shower together, despite Brittani being an adult. This behavior has led some to believe that their relationship is disturbingly abnormal.
1. Mary And Brittani Are Extremely Close
Based on the preview clip for the upcoming episode, it appears that their bond may be excessively intimate. The mother-daughter duo from Jensen Beach, Florida, can be observed showering together, where Mary is shown shampooing her daughter's hair. "I have been taking showers and helping Brittani since she was five," Mary explains. "The best way to start our day is in the shower." Yikes.
2. It Seems Innocent Enough But It's A Little Weird
During the segment, Mary proceeds to wash Brittani's hair and utters "You need to tan or something, honey. You're so pale." She also comments on how nice the water is, saying, "Ah, that feels so good." Don't you think this is a bit creepy?
3. MaRy Doesn't Think Showering With Her Adult Daughter Is An Issue
"I love her, and I don't see anything wrong with it. I don't believe I set out to have a relationship this close to Brittani, it's something that was supposed to be," she says. In fact, Brittani agrees, adding, "When my mom does simple things like washing my hair or my body, it makes me feel comforted. Plus, I'm only 19, I haven't moved away. If that was the case, she would probably die from separation anxiety."
4. It All Started Because Brittani Had Panic Attacks Because Of The Hot Water Apparently
In an interview with the New York Post about her relationship with her daughter, Mary disclosed, "That's kind of how I started getting in the shower with her, just to comfort her because she would freak out. That grew into an every-other-day thing. When she was smaller, it was every day." It seems more appropriate to address such matters with the assistance of a therapist rather than resorting to showering with one's mother.
5. Mary's Boyfriend Isn't Pleased
He desires the unusual conduct between the mother-daughter duo to cease, and suggests that Brittani considers moving out. However, Mary seems unwilling to compromise. "It has caused some issues in my relationship, but he's got to accept it. That's how it is. He knows I love him, but I love my daughter more – she's my life."