simply because he doesn't like me, I am a

User - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 17 yr old son who refuses to speak with me or see me. He lives with his father in the same town as me. He tells others it is simply because he doesn't like me, I am a "know-it-all", etc.. I have never been so heartbroken in my entire life. I continue to reach out to him, to no avail. I attend his sporting events, all that stuff. I am in a small town where of course I am the only one this has ever happened to. Even searching the Internet for support regarding this situation has turned up nothing. Feeling pretty low.


Jaime - posted on 07/25/2012




Lisa, I'm sorry you're having a tough time right now with your son. It seems bizarre that he simply doesn't like you. Are there any significant changes that have occurred that might have brough on this dislike of you? Every mom is a know-it-all at some point, but maybe he's struggling with something and as a defense mechanism he's pushing away the person he is afraid to disappoint? I'm only offering suggestions without having first-hand knowledge, but it's entirely possible that it has nothing at all to do with you. I hope you can get some answers soon, because I'm sure it's very upsetting to be so distanced from your child.

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