So this isn't so much about a romantic relationship I'm having, but more of the relationship between my mom and my best friend. I've been best friends with this girl since 8th grade and managed to develop feelings for her. We have the most amazing friendship and she's straight (and I'm a closeted bisexual) so I know we can't have a romantic relationship and I don't want to have one with her. It's difficult to still have somewhat of feelings for her, but I know in my heart will always only be friends and that's what's best for us. And I'm okay with that. While I am closeted, my mom knows about my feelings for my friend. And last year, my best friend and I were having trouble. I was having a lot of personal issues and she was acting really cold to me. My mom saw how much she hurt me during that time and hasn't like her ever since. The problem now is that was just a little falling out and our friendship is stronger than ever and my mom still hates her. It makes it really hard for the two of us to hang out outside of school and talk to each other and stuff. How can I get my mom to see what a good person she is and that she's been really good to me besides that one falling out? How can I get her to understand that she is my best friend and that I just want to spend time with her without her thinking it's me defending a crush? Please help, any advice is welcome cause this has been really difficult for me.