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Calling someone a mother figure... what does this suggest about them?
And about the person calling them this?
Is it a compliment.?
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generally yeah, it could mean caring, supporting, nurturing or a good role model.
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in what sort of context? from friends? from a partner? it would depend on the situation.
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in what sort of context? from friends? from a partner? it would depend on the situation.
From friends
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It depends on the context really.

My friends at uni usually call me mother hen, partly to take the piss because I'm older, but partly because I'm usually making sure everyone is safe and happy.

I wouldn't take it as a bad thing.
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My best friend calls me mum. He's 5yrs younger than me. I admittedly have been known to nag him like a mother so I take it as part-criticism and part-compliment. 😂
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I would assume that they find you caring, responsible and look after them. I am assuming that you are female (sorry if I am being too presumptuous) and perhaps you are the one to always scoop up the drunks of the group, put people in a cab home, give advice, have things like tissues/ safety pins in times of dire need, wipe away the tears etc. If any of this sounds like you then that's probably what they mean. I would doubt its anything but affectionate because most people love their mums and therefore wouldn't use it as an insult.
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