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Mom and Dad (F58, M60) may divorce over birthday gift I (F30) got him(r/relationship_advice)
Yes. I grew up in what could be called “childhood emotional neglect” by some. My parents had no clue how to engage with me emotionally and when I was very young I kind of subconsciously decided that meant I wasn’t understandable or worth listening to. When I did try to bridge the gap and share personal information, it was almost like they weren’t listening. This book really shed a lot of light and led me down a path of healing.
Edit: This sounds accusatory– it’s not their “fault”, really. They just didn’t and don’t have the tools to really connect with people on an emotional level and it made a huge impact on my life.