Aug 3, 2012
Mothers and parenting
I just realized that I would feel horrid if she passed away and I had never picked up the phone. Some people are wired differently and the love you receive from them is all they are capable of giving. Once I learned that, things started becoming ok. People who have mental health issues have so much emotional baggage that they simply don't know how to show love and kindness in the "normal" way. There is a chart I saw in a parenting class. Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The first is to eat, sleep etc. The next is safety. Kids need to feel safe. The next one is the need to be loved and belong. That belonging one is tricky. If you ask many adults addicts why they started using drugs is because they never felt like they belonged until they met other people who self-medicated. The self-expectations become lower and the decent starts spiraling. This is just my opinion.
Oh well, sorry for going off on a tangent. I just know there is a 60+ woman in Md. who hopefully woke up and feels better today. I know I do. Peace!
Posted by Lori