19 TV Characters with Mommy Issues

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It may be Mother's Day, but it's important to remember that not all relationships between mother's and their children are ideal. 

Not all mother's have been warm and nurting towards their children which has resulted in a lot of pain and mommy issues. 

While daddy issues are more common, there's a handful of characters who suffer because of absent or overbearing mother's, mother's who pushed too hard, or even, abusive mother's. 

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On the other hand, some mother's are so close with their children, the relationship teeters on obsessive. 

Either way, none of these relationships are healthy due to awful parenting. 

Which other characters with mommy issues would you add to the list?

1. Adam Carrington - Dynasty

Adam Carrington - Dynasty
Adam's mommy issues are the reason he pushed his mother, Alexis, headfirst into the fireplace and told the doctors to reconstruct her new face to look like Fallon's. He's so overprotective of the mother that "abandoned him," he's consumed with rage whenever someone says anything insulting about her.

2. Erin Lindsay - Chicago PD

Erin Lindsay - Chicago PD
Lindsay's childhood was messy. Her dad was abusive and her mom was a drug addict. Her mother's addiction carried into Linday's adulthood and she was a continuous bad influence in her life until Lindsay accepted a job at the FBI and left town.

3. Norman Bates - Bates Motel

Norman Bates - Bates Motel
Norman had a dysfunctional, hypersexualized relationship with his mother who was domineering and very controlling of her son. He eventually killed her, made it look like a suicide and spoke to "Mother" as if she were still alive.

4. Cheryl Blossom - Riverdale

Cheryl Blossom - Riverdale
Cheryl's sassiness masks her fragile mental state. Her parents blamed her for the death of her twin brother, Jason, and her mother, Penelope, resented her and put her through years of emotional abuse and torture. Being devoid of love and affection from her parents also forced her to put up many walls.

5. Rafael Solano - Jane the Virgin

Rafael Solano - Jane the Virgin
Rafael spent his whole life wondering why his mother abandoned him when he was just four-years-old. When they finally reconnected reconnect, Elena dropped an adoption bombshell on him and eventually, he learned that she was the crime lord, Mutter. To this day, Raf continues to search for his birth parents so that he can learn more about himself.

6. Sutton Brady - The Bold Type

Sutton Brady - The Bold Type
We see Sutton's stormy and emotional side come out when she reconnects with her alcoholic estranged mother. We learn that Sutton was forced to become a responsible adult at a tender age to clean up her mother's messes. She's even hesitant to believe her mom when she says that she's changed.

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