Grown Child (Adult) of a Mother with Mental Illness

26 years old, soon planning a second attempt to get out of this situation, away from the reminders.

I think one of the worst things is my facial expression. I walk down the street and I look mad and I don’t even know. It isn’t until people say something to me. It’s frustrating because it’s been like that for years.

I think now it’s become a permanent facial expression when I am walking by myself.

I don’t want people to know that I am hurting inside. I don’t want to look like I’m heated.

I just want to have a normal facial expression so that people can ignore me.

The second thing that bothers me the most is that she doesn’t even know what she has done and people in my family have acted like nothing is happening in front of her but later turn around and tell me they’re sorry for me. This was all childhood to growing up.

It makes me feel like I have anger and pain for no reason.

One thought on “Grown Child (Adult) of a Mother with Mental Illness”

  1. It will be hurt you as long as more you think about it =\ I know how it`s difficult to refuse from such custom, did you tried to focuse on the surrounding objects when you walking somewhere? It`s important to refuse your mind when you starting to think about your face.

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