Posted in Parental Alienation & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Rejecting Childhood Rejection

‘I can’t figure it out,’ one of the writers to Psych Central’s ‘Ask the Therapist’ column wrote recently. ‘My parents never give me any emotional support or even seem to like me. I always get good grades and do what they ask me to do. I’m the president of the service club at my high school and I’m on the varsity basketball team. But my younger sisters who are out of control can do no wrong. They are disrespectful, yell at each other and our parents, and have been picked up for shoplifting and for underage drinking. But I’m the one who is criticized, put down, and ignored. Sometimes they even hit me for no reason. Why don’t they love me?’ It’s a plaintive plea that comes through the email several times a month. Writers speak eloquently of the pain of being rejected by the very people who are supposed to love, cherish, and care for them. It goes well beyond ‘favoritism.’ These teens and adults feel actively disliked by their parents. They report being beaten, yelled at, berated, and

Source: Rejecting Childhood Rejection



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