To Be Accepted By My FamilyI've never been fully accepted by my family. I would like them to accept who I am and not judge me by my mental health condition. I don't think it's fair for anyone in my family to judge me for it.
My mental health is a medical condition and I cannot help it.
Many are misunderstoodby my mental illness and right away think bad things about me.
That hurts a lot! And I don't forget it!
Family members should be of support and love others with mental illnesses not to discriminate or being hateful towards them.
I just want acceptance from my family. From both sides.
But I know this may not ever happen because my family are very closed-minded and determined to think the worst of me just because of the way I behaved when I was younger. Then they carry that hatred towards me for years.
That's not fair.
I may not have changed much, but I'm a hard worker at making myself be well.
I just wish my family could see that and realize I'm only human too.
I just want to be accepted by them. Is this too much to ask?
noaht43 46-50, T 1 Oct 23, 2012