ANY parent will agree that there are certain taboo subjects that you don’t admit to, whether that’s having a favourite or disliking your kids.
But one mum has confessed to the ultimate taboo – admitting that she regrets having her daughter, and is no longer sure she even loves her.
A mum has admitted that she regrets having her daughter, and says she’s not sure she even loves herCredit: Getty
The anonymous woman took to a Facebook group dedicated to parents who regret having kids and shared her true feelings about becoming a mum.
In her post, she wrote: “I regret having children and being a mom.
“I hear it all the time from other parents and even my own mother, that they would do it all over again. I absolutely would not want to have the chance of being a mother again.
“I love my daughter, but at this point it just feels like I have to or else I will raise a broken child.”
The mum explained that friends had tried to reassure her that she was a good parent but she felt like she was the opposite.
The mum continued: “I cringe when I hear my best friend tell me I’m a good mom, because she doesn’t see how much of a f***ing c*** I can be to her.
“It’s hard to raise a child when I am seen as the bad parent because I make her pick up her toys and clean her room, cause her dad sure as hell ain’t helping with around the house and she is like him in that way (sic).
“I just feel overwhelmed. Do I really love her at all? I don’t know anymore.”
She went on to explain that her daughter has learning disabilities which had made motherhood especially difficult for her especially when it came to teaching her to read and encouraging her to eat.
Fellow group members were incredibly supportive of the mum, with many encouraging her not to be so hard on herself.
One wrote: “I’m sorry you’re experiencing so much suffering. I know it must be massively hard.”
Another user commented: “We all feel like bad mothers at some point because we feel we aren’t doing enough or we are doing it wrong but we are doing our BEST even if we doubt ourselves at times.”
A third added: “You are not a ‘bad parent’ you are examining all these things & try, even though it causes you misery; the father seems like a bad parent here.”