Who is Abby's true love?

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Who is Abby's true love?

  1. Jeff

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  2. Gary

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  3. Greg

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  4. Charles

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  5. Her kids

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  6. Abby is Abby's true love, she's incapable of loving anyone else

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  7. Other

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  1. Avery Merry Christmas

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    Karen had a succession of plotlines that spotlighted the fractured relationship between her and Diana. Most of the other ladies did not have that, and I guess it makes them look like "better" mothers simply because we didn't see the mother/child relationship examined quite as closely. Much of their mothering was happening off-screen.

    Abby and Olivia were already somewhat distant due to the secret about the twins when Olivia started taking drugs. After Abby took drastic action to get Olivia off the drugs, Olivia got back to normal for the most part. In both cases there was an outside source driving them apart (Abby's secret and Olivia's addiction) and once it was removed, they went back to a more typical relationship. Karen and Diana had no outside source causing their problems; they just were very much alike and pushed one another's buttons. That sort of problem can't be overcome as easily or neatly.
     
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    Yes, she told Greg if she had to choose between love and money, money would always win.
     
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    Diana and Olivia have roles reversed. Diana is closer to her aunt Abby than her mother Karen, just as Olivia is closer to Val and Karen than her mother Abby. Even in Season 2, we see a 9-year-old Olivia developing a strong bond with Val.
     
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    And of course such blurring of the lines sets up great domestic drama, since it forces mothers who don't get along (Karen/Abby, and later Abby/Val) to deal with one another, and gave the enemies something in common (someone in common they care for). I would think the concept of "my child prefers my enemy to me" would be a horror scenario for most mothers, which is likely why they keep going back to it.
     
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