Do your parents love you?

Northern Mariana Islands
August 3, 2007 9:10am CST
I know that my mom says she loves me but sometimes I feel like she does not! I don't know my father so then I can assume that he doesn't love me, or atleast not enough to be part of my life. How about you do your parents love you?
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Aug 07
I don't think my parents know how to love me. They were abusive and didn't take care of me when I was a child. They left me in a situation where they knew I was in danger, and neither of them was really much of a parent to me. I can't imagine as a child ever even having the idea that they loved me. As an adult, I can understand that they both had reasons that they couldn't take care of me, or that they behaved the way they did, but I don't think that really excuses their behavior. Both of them have made attempts to be part of my life as an adult, but it's very awkward. And being a mother myself now makes it even harder for me to understand how anyone could ever abuse a child. Honestly, I don't believe that either of my parents love me, to answer your question. But I think they might have tried to love me at some point, and just not known how.
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• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Well mine they do or else i wouldnt be here as much on MyLot and i would have been sent away a long time ago.I know their love through their works, not simply through words "By their fruits we shall know em"
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• United States
4 Aug 07
My mom thinks she loves me, but deep down she does not. She has demonstrated this in numerous ways. I won't get into it here because most of it is personal and painful, but some is also petty and childish. My step-dad does not love me. I have always been singled out, and not in a good way, from his 4 biological children. He does usually tolerate me, though barely. My biological father does not love me either. He never wanted children and got my mother pregant when she was using birth control. He ended up marrying a woman who could not have children due to trauma on her reproductive organs, just so he wouldn't have any more children. I'm just glad that I live 1800 miles away from all of them!!
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
3 Aug 07
As a mom, your question hit home and made me feel kind of sad. I have 4 girls and I know that each of them from time to time has wondered if I really love them. I think that especially during the teen years when they are breaking free and Maybe making some poor choices...its a hard time for both the parent and child. I am sure that your mom loves you very much. Go give her a hug.
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