Nancy Wright and JD Wright

Nancy Wright talks to her son JD about her mother who she describes as often being stubborn and overly critical. When Nancy was 30 years old she told her that she wanted their relationship to change and for them to become friends. Soon after her mother called and said, “Hi, this is your friend,” and they stayed friends until her mother died.

Originally aired on April 10, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.