I heard earlier about a girl who was basically ignored by her parents, meanwhile, they doted on her sister. If what the girl says is the truth, which I have no reason to doubt, it makes me really wonder why. A parent should Love/respect all their children, or they shouldn’t be parents at all.
Toxicity is not exclusively the domain of men or women. Sadly, BOTH are capable of it. Regardless where it comes from at any given time it’s totally heartbreaking. Women & men were designed to be PARTNERS, not to be destructive to one another.
There is great value in reciprocation. It helps build & nourish relationships & make bonds stronger. If one person in a “relationship” is the only one GIVING anything, and the other is constantly taking without ever giving anything in return, that’s not the most healthy dynamic.
This is true of ANY relationship, regardless of form.
For me, these days, it’s not many, oftentimes, at least on some venues. I’m not going to say feeling ignored doesn’t hurt, but I am not going to whine or beg or barge into people’s lives. If they want to talk to me, excellent & I’m all for it, if not, well I can accept that too.
I rather have 30 real friends than 3,000 false ones. Quality matters more than quantity.
If you are angry w/your child, don’t let that anger burn too hot or for too long. Chastisement is at times needed, but you never want to TERRORIZE a child. A child is going to mess up at times, that’s just a fact of life, but there is no point in destroying your LONG TERM relationship w/your child over some temporary infraction.