What Is It Like To Be Loved ?

What is it like to be loved ? I know what it is like to love someone , but I don't know what it like to be loved back. I have spent my life giving others love but have never been on the receiving end of love. I was raised by parents , one who abused me and then abandoned me, the other blamed me for the abuse into my adulthood. My ex thought that verbal abuse was a sport and my children show up when they need something. I want to know what it feels like to be able to have an opinion or a feeling without fear of being abandoned.
justbecause1956 justbecause1956
56-60, F
1 Response Jan 17, 2013

I am sorry for everything bad that has happened. I can't put into words how much I admire you for putting up and surviving all the things in your past. All moms deserve a really tight, sincere, love-filled hug, and I'd like to send you one. I hope and pray you find the love that you deserve and need.