Parental rejection is difficult for a child to understand and the effects of parents rejection can be long-term. Perhaps my story will help others to understand their own parent’s rejection.
My Story of Parental Rejection
As a child and young adult, I could never understand why my mother rejected and never showed her love towards me. She always seemed distant, callous and cold-hearted.
In the summer months, she locked us children out of the house until late afternoon. Her children were a bother to her.
Often, I acted in anger for her lack of protection and love. She stopped doing her job. I resented her actions or lack thereof, and a deep hatred for her grew in my heart.