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STRAWBERRY LETTER - HOW DO I KNOW IF MY MOTHER REALLY LOVES ME?

 
STRAWBERRY LETTER - HOW DO I KNOW IF MY MOTHER REALLY LOVES ME?

Good morning Morning Crew! I am a 22-year-old female and a mother of a beautiful 3-year-old daughter. I am also a full-time student and employee. Now to my issue! My mom! She is 42 and has been a burden to me for as long as I can remember. As a child she gave me away to someone who abused me because she wanted to still go out and party. When I finally got with her I was molested by a family member and when she found out she didn't do anything. My dad was in jail until I was 18 and I am still trying to build a relationship with him. At age 16 I got a full-time job and basically started supporting myself. I graduated from High school and decided to go to college. At 19 I had my daughter and my relationship with my mom makes me question myself as a parent. I am afraid of failing my daughter the way my mom did me. Anyway, I graduated with my associate�s degree last May and I am currently in my senior year for my bachelor's degree. Last year I landed a great job and started making good money but that only made the problem worse. She always has her hand out and when I say NO she calls me selfish and goes on and on about how much of a bad person I am. Yet, she was the one who was stingy; with her love and her time. Over the years I have confided in a few other family members who have supported me throughout my entire journey but she was supposed to be those people, she was supposed to be my #1 fan! I have spent many nights crying and ready to give up because I felt like she never loved me. All I ever wanted from her was her support. She always wants to live in the glory of my accomplishments and I am tired of it. I've been trying to stay strong but I don't know if I can take it anymore. People have started to tell me that she may be a little jealous of my accomplishments because she never thought I would make it this far without her help and I'm starting to believe them. I know the Bible says honor thy mother and thy father but how long should I allow her to batter me and take advantage of me? I have really been considering cutting her off for a while because I have goals and I only want to surround myself with positive energy. Please help! Signed, Hurting inside

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