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How can I make myself understand and be able to see that my parents love me even though I don't believe it?

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Last Updated: 10/11/2016 at 8:33am
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Top Rated Answers
May 11th, 2015 5:46pm
I can really relate to this. I do have this problem myself, to be honest. The best thing I can say is to keep looking and reminding yourself about everything they have done for you. If they did all things they did, then they must have cared and loved you. I know this for a fact. It really does help when you have you're doubts. Parents can be a pain sometimes, but if you really think they don't love you when they do, just look back at all the things they've done. Maybe you'll be reassured then! :)
June 15th, 2015 10:52am
You can look at everything they do for you and how they treat you. You can think about how instead of giving you up they kept you for themselves. You're their child, they made you. It'd be hard for them not to love you.
July 27th, 2015 4:16am
Focus on things they do that show you love in some sort of way, and try to remind yourself daily that they love you and soon your brain will get in the habit of thinking positive thoughts.
September 14th, 2015 6:13am
Know that they spent so much time and money raising you, of course they love you or they would have just ditched you.
May 10th, 2016 6:51pm
Remember that they are only try to think what's best for you, even though it might not seem that way.
May 20th, 2016 8:41pm
You can't understand your parents love until you become a parent!
August 2nd, 2016 6:17am
Look to your past. There are always instances wherein your parents might have showcased exceptional love and affection.
October 11th, 2016 8:33am
I can remind myself of the things they provide for me on a daily basis, like electric, lights, clothes, food, and shelter