Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra will respond to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. This week, Deepak addresses a mother-son relationship in need of healing and responds to the outpouring of questions on how to manage depression.
Q: I would love advice on having a better relationship with my 22-year-old son. He lives at home, goes to college part time and works part time. He does not help out on his own. When I get angry and insist he does it, he comes and goes, without saying hello, good bye. Kind of has a superior attitude like he’s in charge. He still plays a lot of video games, swearing—makes me crazy. I’m divorced. How do I bring peace to our relationship, have him help out and have a kinder attitude toward me? Frankly, if he pretended, that would be okay too. What’s my prayer? What rule am I forgetting about? Oh, I really hope you pick my question! — Sandy L., Lombard, Illinois
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