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7 Ways You’re Actually Turning into Your Mother

How many times have you uttered half-jokingly, "F**k, I'm becoming my mother"? Well, chances are, you’re not very far off base. Recent research published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals that hereditary genetic ties, specifically the genes controlling the brain function that affects emotions and mental health, are closest between mother and daughter, as opposed to any other family link (mother and son, father and son, etc.). So when you feel like you’re turning into the erratic ball of emotion that is your mom, it’s probably not in your head.

We’ve compiled a list of seven ways you’re slowly but surely evolving into the woman who graced the planet with your existence. Don’t even try to deny it.

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1. Two Words: Granny Panties

That’s right, we said the word "panties." You know you bust them out sometimes, even though you swore you'd never end up with an underwear drawer that resembled your mother’s. Oh, and this just in: Most of your bras are more functional than sexy and the first thing you do when you get home at the end of the day is peel that harness of death off your body immediately. Momma would be so proud.

2. Sending Food Back

You used to balk with embarrassment every time your mother complained about something ridiculous (“The chicken is just too chickeny”), until you found yourself telling a server the trout tastes just a little too much like fish. Whoa, what is happening?

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3. You Love Grocery Shopping

You always wondered why your mom was so obsessed with keeping that kitchen stocked, but now you’ve got the aisles at your local market memorized, know what time the fresh produce gets in, and the deli guy’s got your cold cut request on lock. Ah, like mother like daughter, indeed.

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4. You Talk to People When They're on the Phone with Someone Else

It’s really annoying and you’re aware of that, but you still can’t help yourself.  Suddenly, you’re standing next to your boyfriend while he’s on the phone with the pizza place, vehemently making sure he orders the gluten-free crust. That’s right, you’ve apparently inherited Mom’s gluten intolerance later in life, too.

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5. Commercials Make You Cry

And we don’t just mean the Sarah McLaughlin puppy rescue ones. No one is safe. The used car dealership down the street has an ad that can get the water works cranking on the wrong day.

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6. The Contents of Your Purse Could Sustain a Small Village

Or, perhaps “tote” is a more fitting description? Regardless, you’ve got hand sanitizer, Tylenol, a lint roller and three lipsticks. Anyone need a snack? You’ve got almonds and energy bars at your fingertips. You used to poke fun at the ol’ Madre for keeping hair spray and vitamins on her person at all times, until you found yourself readily supplying a friend of a friend at your restaurant table with a sewing kit and stain remover cloth.

7. You Won't Drive at Night

When mom used to say she couldn’t see well at night, you rolled your eyes and assumed she just wanted to have a cocktail instead of picking you up from ballet class. Turns out it was both.

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