Ive been coming to understand that I never seem to be acknowledged for myself and wondered if this is a generational thing? Im nearly seventy and my family had a policy of not praising or acknowledging any achievements in their children. I was academically bright but my mother always told me to be humble that my gift belonged to God and that I should thank Him. I came to resent this,
I was married to a chap who expected me to be responsible for all financial and housekeeping matters and his role as pointing out where things might go wrong.
I have been noticing that my children do not thank me for gifts, meals, babysitting etc. and I realised that I was very hurt that my daughter did not acknowledge m
e in her wedding speech.
Does anyone else feel overlooked? I work hard, contribute to the community and help out my children without complaint as much as I can. Yet I feel ignored somehow.
Mortified - malicious gossip
Angry - dangerous dogs
Too cynical? - estate agents