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7 Consequences of Having an Emotionally Detached Parent

Parents who are emotionally unavailable are often immature and psychologically affected themselves. As difficult as it is to believe, emotionally unavailable parents have a host of their own problems that might go back as far as their own childhood. There is often a deficit in parents who are unable to meet the emotional and psychological needs of their child. In a sense, some emotionally void parents deserve sympathy as  they are  often emotionally burned adults who have no way of coping with their own emotional and psychological needs. As a result, these kind of parents become one of the following:  rejecting, emotionally distant, immature, self-centered or narcissistic, or driven to succeed in life. These adults are not emotionally what their stated (or chronological) age says they are. They are pseudo-mature in many ways which often pushes the child to become adult-like and emotionally independent before their time. The parent maintains negative patterns of behavior due to lack of self-awareness, often affecting the child in more ways than one, while the child sinks further and further into despair. Sadly, these same kids develop into emotionally needy teens and adults who are longing for the love, security, and affection they never received.

Source: 7 Consequences of Having an Emotionally Detached Parent


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3 thoughts on “7 Consequences of Having an Emotionally Detached Parent

  1. Hi thanks for this! Parental Alienation is where after seperation one parent turns the child against the other parent through emotional;/psychological abuse resulting in the child not wanting to see the other parent as it is just an easier life with main care giver. The child just wants love and care from the main care giver not unease or strained environments due to being happy about the other parent. Thanks


    1. Hello Erica, thank you for your response, so true. More and more people are becoming aware of PA now and with the right help and support some of out children can still be saved. I am 30 years down the road with my son but making progress with my daughter over the past 2 years. Keep spreading the word. Here’s to change. Linda


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