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Never good enough for my mother - March 6th 2012, 03:49 PM

I have a sister and a brother I am the middle child (I am 17, sister is 14 and brother 24) I am 5"10 and get mostly C's and B's at school.

What upsets me is my mums attitude to me and my sister. Last year i did mock trials and my sister has taken up rowing. We won a case and I came home to tell mum she smiled and said well done and resumed making dinner, when my sister wins trophies and medals for her rowing mum makes a big deal and likes to show them off, I got a B in English Communications on my last school report and all mum does is tell me off for failing maths (which i had passed its complicated) i feel like every achievement I make she doesn't care about. I have become a coordinator for a volunteer program that Im involved in and she never really asks about it, preferring to ask my sister about her rowing. I just feel like everything I do she doesn't care about.

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Re: Never good enough for my mother - March 6th 2012, 04:08 PM

Hey, sorry your having a bad time....

I'm sure she does care, she might just feel as your older you dont need as much attention about it, i know what you mean though. Have you tried talking to her about it?

Try not to worry about it as much, i know its hard but be proud of your self, your obviously a very smart girl to be proud of it hun!

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Re: Never good enough for my mother - March 6th 2012, 04:13 PM

Keep your head held high and a smile on your beautiful face and you'll go far!!!

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Re: Never good enough for my mother - March 6th 2012, 06:46 PM

Who really ever feels good enough for their mother? It's a common complaint. Such is the power of mums. We never really outgrow it, either.

Listen, the solution here is to internalize a sense of who you are and what your abilities are, so you can acknowledge for yourself when you excel. That way, you maintain the power..and your sanity.
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Re: Never good enough for my mother - March 7th 2012, 03:22 AM

i was once told...
"never be close to our mother, you'll hurt when she's gone"
"you'' never be good enough for your mother; this is only because she wants the best for you"
remember that

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