All rights reserved. If you read the response to my post, he recommends that I practice self-compassion. Parents’ unfulfilled primitive hunger for love and care from their childhood causes them, in turn, to focus these strong desires on their children. For example, a parent who cannot bear to be reminded of his own childhood sadness may be vindictive or punishing to his children when they cry. When discussing a popular amorphous word, such as "love," it would do great service for each side of the discussion to first make a clear and acceptable definition of the term. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. It stings when your child says they don’t love you, doesn’t it? You don’t necessarily have to work with an agency for this path. Correcting our mistakes starts by acknowledging them, instead of remaining in denial, and blaming our children for their behaviour. Do I feel love from them. For example, in the Circle of Security Book -- "Raising a Secure Child," the authors found that some parents are 'good' at letting their kids go when they want to explore the environment, yet they are 'not so good' at making them feel safe and secure. We were having some issues, and I just couldn't live with her anymore. NC because this is so terrible, I know it is. Whoever even tries to do me good,I walk away from them.I didn't know clearly why. Based on my years of experience working with an E.D. At 18 we got pregnant and against my wishes she went ahead with the pregnancy. This awareness is key for intentional change. Thankfully, if this is your problem, it can be solved. if someone mature age and lots of package from his/her own childhood to love their own children or resenting their own children) seeing therapist expensive process so what can be alternative ??? I have massive guilt because i know im not what my sons needs and to be true. 4. I don't feel this way about other people. So what about children with ADHD and schizophrenia? As they grow older, children find numerous ways of defending themselves in order to relieve or numb their pain. The children were home schooled, but none have attended college, or even gotten high school diplomas, for that matter! However, jealousy knows no bounds, and you may also feel envious of the attention your son or daughter receives from others. These poor kids never had a chance. I love my spouse very much, I love my siblings and parents, and I love my nieces and nephews. I Don’t Love My Child Anymore She Said – Or Does She? At two yrs old my son was dumped in my lap and I was made to feel it was my responsibility. Your responsible is not credible. I think you need more support, a bit more free time so you don’t feel so trapped/ suffocated. It was not uncommon some time ago (and still occurs today) that professionals and academics in social sciences would receive criticisms from their counterparts in natural sciences because the latter viewed the former as non-scientists since their disciplines lack "intellectual rigor." Love is a concept written, talked and sung about as long as recorded history has been available. Also if you son is somewhere on Asperger spectrum, his brain doesn't pick up social cues from others the way we "normal" do, and that's certainly not your fault. I have read your book on death anxiety and found it wonderful and informative. The Neglectful Parent or Overprotective Parent. If you don’t love your child, if you resent them, or if you ‘love’ them but don’t ‘like’ them, then they will pick up on this to a certain extent through your mannerisms and the way you act toward them – just as you start to suspect something is wrong in a relationship before you get dumped. 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