The relationship between mothers and daughters is socially and psychologically complicated and often more than loving, warm and friendly. In literature, mothers have always been a frequent motif, burdened with sexual stereotypes such as house angel, femme fatale, and femme fragile. In the history of Slovenian literature, the so-called cult of a mother with a “cankarian”, sacrificing mother was formed. Modern Slovene novel, also called the modified traditional novel, brings together (post) modernist features, such as genre and genre synchronism, loose spelling rules, perceptible dialects, anarchism and other social types of language that enrich small intimate stories with a new kind of emotionality. The main characters no longer have to be called heroes, because they are passive, rotated, and bored. Thus, in the modern Slovenian novel, the field of events is often confined to a narrow, intimate family space, which is often problematized, and hence implies a wider criticism of society. Like all relationships in society, the mother-daughter relationship is often strained by a pathological mother. On the basis of literary analyses of five contemporary Slovene novels and one foreign, I can spread mothers into four categories, namely, the sacrificing mother, the dictator's mother, the careless mother and the cold mother. I also discovered the phenomenon of androgynousness that blurs the boundaries of sex stereotypes.