Originally Posted by Jazzberry
Dixie good luck with the apt. search. I think you will feel better in your own place. It can't be easy constantly being around such negative people especially if they are your family.
I grew up HoH. I believe that my family never gave me credit either. I think they did it because it was a way of letting themselves off the hook. If they saw me as an incompetent then they could dismiss any problems as being due to my incompetency. If they saw me as I really was, with my actual strengths and weaknesses, then they might have felt obligated to do more to help me bridge the communication gap.
That is so insightful. I agree that might be a lot of what's going on with your parents, Dixie.
I hope you do find a better place for yourself and your daughter, fast. Living surrounded by negativity and put-downs is just no way to live for either of you.