The next time your mom says you have a hard time sleeping or feeling lonely, ask her why.
She might be a bit worried, she might say you are having trouble being yourself.
The answer is simple: you are.
You may not always like your mom, but you love your dad.
This is a very common response to family members who say things that make you feel unhappy or unlovable, but they are not always the case.
For example, your mom may be upset that you are not spending more time with her.
Or your dad might feel like you are missing out on something special by not being in the house more.
Or perhaps you are just being selfish by not putting enough time in to make the family fun.
Asking this question helps you be aware of how you are feeling and how you might be contributing to your mom’s feelings of unhappiness.
And while this may not be the most helpful response, it may help you understand your feelings better and help you find a way to cope.
Your mom might be upset by not having more time for you.
You might not be able to spend as much time with your family or friends, and you might feel overwhelmed by their busy schedules and lack of interaction.
Or maybe you are experiencing problems with the baby that you cannot seem to get rid of.
Whatever your situation, asking your mom these questions can help you identify how you have been contributing to her unhappiness and what can be done about it.
If you can, try to remember that you love and respect your mom.
You should be able, and if you are unsure, feel free to ask her for help.
She may be able take action to help you, or she might not.
If she cannot do anything, she may try to find other ways to cope, like using other resources to support her or by working on new ways to connect with your parents.
This may include making more time together with your grandparents, visiting the family’s home, and making new friends.
When she does try to help, remember that she has to take care of her family and wants to make sure she is happy.
The next step is to find a new way to be with your loved ones.
For many of us, it takes time and patience to figure out a new relationship.
In the meantime, try not to give up.
And if you need help finding a new family, check out these resources: The Relationship Center offers a variety of resources, including a free online community for adults, a Family and Friends website, and the National Council on Family Relations website.