This is something I’m dealing with right now, and it is DIFFICULT. Having to face over and over again that you are not loved, you are not valued, they have very little interest in you, do not ask how you are or care how you are, etc.
For a few years I was doing really well, and now I’m in the throes of terrible emotions and feelings. Usually it takes me 1-3 days to pull out of a deep depression and reaction to these feelings. I’m pulling out of it now. Finding that balance between being an outgoing introvert and taking quality time for myself (interacting with people in ways I enjoy — dog parks, mostly).
I can just imagine the backlash if I were to post this link on my Facebook page: Adult Child Abuse – The Only Abuse Still Accepted