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My Parents Don’t Love Me

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Everything I do in their eyes are wrong! I can never do anything right, even freaking sleeping. I enjoy school more than home and love it when my parents are not home. I enjoy being with friends and away from my parents and take every opportunity to stay as far away from them as I can!

My Parents Don’t Love Me

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At 14 many teenagers are going to feel the clash between what they want to do and what their parents want them to do. This is a normal struggle that is necessary for you and your parents as they try to help you make your own way in the world. You haven’t mentioned anything that is outside the norm. It is normal for teen to feel constrained by their parents and just as normal for parents to get frustrated with having to monitor. Right now each of you is doing what needs to be done. You are making connections to your friends and your parents are trying to help you mature. As far as them not loving you? It is much more likely that they are trying to help you in ways that are difficult for you to appreciate.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

My Parents Don’t Love Me

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). My Parents Don’t Love Me. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/10/19/my-parents-dont-love-me-2/
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