Did you feel loved when you are a child?

Philippines
March 28, 2007 8:23pm CST
They say that the way we were treated as a child is how we will treated our children..............whats your opinion to that?
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4 responses
• United States
29 Mar 07
I felt very loved as a child. However, it is not the way you treat your own children. Some do, some don't. Depends on personalities, characters, and combined with your mates attitude.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
very lucky, yeah your right it depends to your mates attitude. thanks for responds dude. more power...
• United States
29 Mar 07
No, I didn't feel loved as a child. I felt very rejected. My parents were bitterly divorced and they were always using us kids as weapons against each other. I have fought feelings of inadequacy my entire life. My first reaction in any situation is guilt, somehow everything is my fault. It takes real self watching to get past these gut reactions. Sadly they affect all of the other relationships in my life. I have had a hard time trusting my husband, not for anything he did, but just my basic mistrust, I have to think through those reactions so I can act and not react to life.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
thanks for sharing your life dude, so hard to get involved to broken family like yours, as long as your strong and have faith to God, you can move on to that....hopefully oyu won't let your family affected...
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I didn't feel loved as a child and don't believe that the way we are treated as a child is how we will treat our children . I don't treat my children the way I was raised and I know that my children do feel loved as I have asked them this different times and just as I am typing this I asked one of my teenage daughters who is in the room with me and she answered yes . A lot of times they say that it will be a cycle of how we were raised but we have the ability to break the cycle if we choose . My parents do love me and I see this more as an adult then I did as a child . I never knew why I felt left out or why I felt this way as a child but always felt that I was not cared for and for some reason always believed I was adopted even though I never was as I look just like both my parents .
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
your right dude, break the cycle,...thanks for response..
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• United States
29 Mar 07
I always felt very loved as a child.I believe that usually a person would like to do better by their children then what was done to or for them. I think that a person who wasn't shown love as a child tends to show their children love in more ways then anyone could imagine because they don't want their child to feel the way the felt.