I Was Rejected By My Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    Motherloss Resulting From Abuse and Rejection

    My motherlessness came as a result of years of abuse, betrayal, rejection and finally a fourteen year estrangement. During our time apart, I came to realize that whether we had a relationship or not - I was motherless - and I mourned the mother she should have been and could...
    NancyR NancyR
    46-50
    7 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    Adult Rejection

    I don't know if writing this is going to help make me any better but....I saw a women on a train carriage today and wasn't sure if it was my mum or not. It made me realise that it has been so long since I last saw her that I am not even sure what she looks like any more and I am...
    drew1902 drew1902
    31-35
    1 Response Mar 30, 2012

    My Dad Never Told Me

    I'm going through a divorce right now and because my Dad had gone through a divorce with my Mom when I was 5 he's giving me a lot of input.A couple of months ago we were talking about custody. My Dad let it slip that he never got full custody of me, my mom just left me to move to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 17, 2012

    I Always Had Low Self-esteem

    I always had low self-esteem.   Ever since I can remember, I felt like a burden to my parents.  I was the fourth of four.   My mom's mom died when she was nine and she was the oldest so she got stuck with head of household duties.   My dad...
    omvegan omvegan
    36-40
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

    Another Thing.

    I just remembered other examples of her showing contempt for me. After an argument with my brother when I was in high school, she told me that the best thing I could do for the family was leave for college. I apparently had a nasty temper that scared the family. She had a hell of...
    DMSi DMSi
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 26, 2010

    Should I Forgive My Mother.............

    I was an oops child.. Probably a big oops back in the early 70's while my mom was married to her first husband she had an affair with my "father" and I use that term loosely. Read on as I further explain why. My mom met my dad in a bar and seen him a few times before he was...
    ProudToBeMeMomof3 ProudToBeMeMomof3
    36-40
    1 Response Dec 5, 2012

    Rejected? Oh Yeh Thats The Worse When Ur Own Mom Does!

    I was put up for adoption, my Mother did not want me, she gave me up like I was a mistake or something bad she remembered happening , I guess my Dad raped her?? I have had a good adoptive Mom, but went through verbal abuse , especially by my oldest sister. She was always so cruel...
    Weblonelygirl Weblonelygirl
    41-45, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    Abused and Rejected

     I grew up in a household that was abusive physically and emotionally. Both of my parents were abusive. While I was growing up, my mother always clearly favored my brother who is older than me, telling me I was a mistake she should have aborted. My brother frequently...
    jen333 jen333
    31-35
    4 Responses Mar 14, 2009

    My mother died Friday

    and I will not be attending her funeral. I loved my mom and it hurts so bad but I havent talked to her in years. She treated my like crap.
    LostAngel1976 LostAngel1976
    36-40, F
    Oct 5, 2015

    I Wish I Knew Why.

    I want to say, "not much to tell," but the truth is that it is distressing to think about, let alone talk about. Also, I have never yet figured out why. Does she hate me? Is she resentful? Afraid? What? She certainly won't say. She wears denial like huge blinkers...
    KalenaRenata KalenaRenata
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Sep 24, 2007

    My Mother Doesnt Love Me?

    My mother is someone I grew to despise. She's a coward, a liar. She hides from me and keep herself as a secret from me. The family is on her side and wont tell me anything. I had an argument with my grandmother about my mother. I realized that she was on her side and supported...
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Oct 24, 2013

    I wrote this about my mother.

    I don't know how else to put it. As a child, All I've ever wanted Was the bond between mother and daughter. I wanted to be noticed and protected; Someone you can be proud of, like your other children. But no, I've fallen through the cracks:; left like a cold case on a DA's...
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    My Mother Branded Me As A Bad Child And Even Brought In Someone (A Househelp) Who Is Not Related To Us To "Replace" Me

    What kind of mother who rejects her child AND brought in another person into her life and treated that person as her child? What's worse this person used to be a household help? What kind of mother is she who branded her child as a bad person, worthless, etc. and even badmouth...
    stuckwithher stuckwithher
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2013

    Bringing Up A Grandchild

    My daughter just did not seem to bond with her baby, and from four months old I became my granddaughters full time parent and it is me whom she as bonded with and lived with, she is now an adult. She has never truly had a relationship with her mother as she put her own life first...
    Toomuchhurt Toomuchhurt
    61-65
    Dec 30, 2011

    And I Wanted My Mother

    Hey, my childhood I can not change...but have I learned of it? To understand and to feel is two VERY diffrent things. My mother s subtile rejection in my childhood  has had a hudge and devastating influence on my adult life. I have had fear of being rejected and...
    Aronia Aronia
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    I Was Rejected Three Times

    I'm the youngest of two brothers and my parents divorced when I was about 4, although my Dad had been working away from home for a year or two by that point anyway. My brother is 4 years older than me and while growing up used to bully me - nothing too serious, violence and...
    practicalcritical practicalcritical
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    Brought Up By My Grandmother

    my birth mother i thought was my sister until i was 32 years old! i feel terrible that everyone knew but me including my 'sisters' 2 boys. my 'siter' aka birth mother always kept me at a distance and i thought it was a strange way for a sister to be. i know this isnt an unusual...
    ching1963 ching1963
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

    41 and Just Understanding the Pain

    I used to ask therapists why I had a big black hole in my heart that nothing filled, that nothing helped and that ached relentlessly at certain times. None of them could answer until I finally got a therapist recently who has helped me to understand and grieve the pain of being...
    Tangolily Tangolily
    41-45
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Time's Up

    Three years ago my mother and her husband went to visit his parents and pick up two pit bull puppies from Kentucky. They left me behind in New York to babysit the other dogs. I called my mom's husband Dad and I sent his parents a Christmas present. They told Mom and her husband...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2012

    I Am Rejected By My Mother,

     For as long as i can remember , whenever i annoyed my mother ,questioned her or if i had an opinion that she didn't share i was subjected to days and sometimes weeks of silent treatment.My Dad and siblings thought i was moody but they could not see the abuse that i was...
    kelalev kelalev
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    I Miss You...

    Growing up, my mother was a big part of my life. She was a stay-at-home mom that was involved with everything. My dad always worked long hours, so I was used to relying on my mom for all my needs. She is very religious and raised my brother and I to be as well. Looking back...
    Livingthrupics Livingthrupics
    22-25, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    Thank You

    Thank you for your comments...Your words warms... Rejection can have many faces. What I experienced was disgust, disappointment on mother s face, no hugs,  no intimacy, no time for me, no normal attention, often I did hear   -You don t need it!, ...
    Aronia Aronia
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2009

    Anyone There?

    These posts are all dated awhile ago. Is this an active group site?
    jul1e jul1e
    46-50
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    Rejected

    Rejected ... Ok guys so basically I feel rejected by my family, my parents are always complaining about me, my little brother is always the star of the house, I'm 17 and I'm gonna be 18 next year, It hasn't been like this before because I used to shut up and don't say...
    Nina13 Nina13
    16-17
    1 Response Aug 12, 2011
More Stories