That’s something that might occur in an otherwise loving and caring family. It isn’t something that happens to you as a kid, well not technically because it’s mainly just your parents’ failure to respond. You might not realize it has happened in your past because since you cannot see it, your brain doesn’t even record it as an event.
As an adult who has been emotionally neglected as a kid, you will often feel like something is not quite right. You will assume that whatever is wrong is your fault, but it is not. Once you truly understand the issue, you will be able to find a solution to help you heal your past wounds.
Here are six signs that you were emotionally neglected by your parents as a child:
1. You often want to spend time alone.
You like to hang out because you fear that most people just do not understand you. You often feel that you do not adapt to others. Although you want to have many real friends, you are mistaken in thinking that there is not much room to connect with other people.
2. You feel sad from time to time for no obvious reason.
You are not unhappy because something bad has happened. Unhappy moments emerge unexpectedly from nowhere. You do not know how to explain why your mood changes so often and it makes you crazy.
3. You have trouble analyzing your feelings.
It is sometimes difficult for you to control and analyze your emotions. Above all, when you feel things you should not feel, you can not even tell why this is happening. Even if you are happy, you still fight it. Your emotions are strange and overwhelming in every possible way.
4. You are much harder on yourself than you would be to others.
You have no mercy on you; Still, you’re tired of it for everyone. Although you can tell a colleague that his mistake was easy to correct, if you make the same mistake, you feel like it’s the end of the world.
5. You often feel empty.
It can also be deafness for people who have been emotionally neglected as children.
6. You feel it’s easier to love animals than people.
The reason animals can get along much more easily and connect to each other is that they will never judge you or leave you. Animals love you, no matter what. They are afraid of people because they know they can hurt you if they want to.