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This explains so much...

Thursday, January 07, 2010

As I was reading articles here and there this morning, I came across this one. https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e1/res
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It is about how kids who were abused or neglected either physically or emotionally are more prone to headaches and migraines as adults. I was never one to get headaches until around 2001 when I was diagnosed with migraines. Also, the article says how emotionally abused females are also more likely to get endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome, also things I deal with. I always knew my parents treated me like crap, but right here is the proof. My mom was an alcoholic for most of my growing up years (she quit when she became pregnant with my now 18 year old brother), so she was never around and when she was, she never paid me much attention. My dad was a jerk most of the time. I was never good enough. I never did anything right in his eyes (and yes he has stated this fact many times). I have never had a compliment about ANYTHING from this man...just put downs. This is why we do not talk much and do not get along for the most part. So it is just really interesting to see they helped contribute to my many health issues. And dad says he never caused any of my issues (depression, anxiety, low self esteem, etc). Well sorry dad...looks like for once...YOU are WRONG!!
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  • ITSMED
    getting things out and seeking support is a great way to heal. Just remember what happened in the past does not wright the future. You can change that and is is awesome you have so many supporters on sparks. If you want one more just come and visit. Good luck on your goals
    3700 days ago
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    I'm so sorry this happened to you!!!
    I know i did my absolute best with my kids, and even though for a long time at least one of them blamed me for the divorce i refused to lay my problems on them or badmouth their dad. Kids need to be kids...need love and kindness and caring.
    Be good to yourself!! Let it go if you can and forgive them...i guarantee you its YOU that will benefit from that!!
    3701 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    I reach out to you with compassion and caring. Hopefully you will find the support you desire. And the best thing you can do is give your child the love and attention for their future. And loving yourself is a gift to your self and family. One of my mantras in tough times is "I am loveable and capable." I give it to you to use.
    3701 days ago
  • SARACAV9
    I feel for you, I had many issues with my parents also growing up. All we can do is grew from the bad experiences we had and be better then they were to us. All the best to you.
    3701 days ago
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