Posted on April 27, 2022
- Brainstorm/research some fulfilling habits you can do to ples: gardening, cooking, sewing, DIY crafts, or reading. All of these can provide a sense of purpose or fulfillment that others can’t quite provide.
I hate my parents.
A harder truth: If you were raised by abusive parents, they might have brainwashed you to feel like they’re always good and that bad things are always your fault.
This can leave you feeling like there’s no reason for your bad feelings toward them, and can consequently increase feelings of guilt, resentment, and anger that have no outlet.
Most often when we believe there is something inherently wrong with us, it’s because of the messages our parents sent in childhood.
And if you’re stuck in your situation, we totally get it and know that just letting off steam may be your only solution right now. We would love to help you vent out these conflicting feelings.
Maybe your parents aren’t narcissists, but that doesn’t mean they’re without their fair share of issues. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to feel less like there’s something wrong with you, even when your family isn’t the most supportive.
Find other ways to connect with your family.
Maybe communication isn’t the best, but can you increase quality time? Quietly watching TV with your mom might be better than nothing. And who knows – with more time spent together, maybe the talking part becomes a little easier.
Find others to listen.
If your parents can’t be there for you in the way you need, find other support networks. Friends, grandparents, social media, or online support groups usually do the trick.
Be ok with some separation.
But it’s easy to forget the flipside: you’re also an individual. The only person you owe anything to is yourself. (more…)