ANY parent will agree that there are certain taboo subjects that you don’t admit to, whether that’s having a favourite child or actually disliking your kids sometimes.
But one mum has confessed to the ultimate taboo – admitting that she regrets having her son, and is no longer sure she even loves him.
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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 explained that she had always believed that she would make a great mum having grown up desperate for children.
She wrote: “I have always loved children. And the older I got, the more I grew to love and empathise with kids. I thought that I was the best candidate to be a mom.
“I am a Psychology graduate, I know how important one’s childhood is and how it greatly impacts us as adults.
“I am resourceful, energetic and compassionate. But all of those traits don’t belong to me as a mother. It is the most confusing thing.”
The mum went on to explain that she felt like she was putting on an act when it came to her son.
She said: “I can’t even really say I love my son because I’m not sure. Is this what love is? Doing the bare minimum to keep someone alive?
“I would think that if I loved him I would try to always go above and beyond to make sure that he’s comfortable and happy. But I only do that when others are watching me. And even then I do it begrudgingly.”
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Fellow group members had plenty of sympathy for the woman, sharing their messages of support in the comments.
One wrote: “Sometimes we begrudgingly do the bare minimum to keep them alive.
“Sometimes we see their smiles and cant help smiling with them and feeling our hearts fill with joy.”
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Another agreed adding: “Us parents can’t be the model parent all the time. Being irritated and annoyed is the reality of parenting.”
While a third wrote: “Love is doing what needs to be done.”