Couldnt find a thread directly relevant. My last novel was entirely unplanned and upon re reading I learned that my character relations were very weak. My new one is heavily based on a mother/daughter relationship and Im a bit apprehensve as I neither have kids nor am I a woman. My family experience in reality is also basically nonexistent. the relationship will also be a bit strenuous as the mother raised the daughter in complete solitude protecting her from the evils of dystopia. I guess what Im looking for are guidelines for ensuring a strong bond of kinship and how to balance a realistic level of love, trust, dislike, arguments, lessons, etc. A convoluted subject indeed but any input would be appreciated. I am very new to expressing relationships through the subtleties of action and dialogue.