Invalidating mother inlaw

11-Mar-2020 07:39

Emotional neglect can take many forms, from a parent having unrealistically high expectations or not listening attentively, to invalidating a child’s emotional experiences to the point he or she begins to feel self-doubt.

When a parent is not emotionally attuned to a child, there is no mirror held up, no positive reflection being shared with the child.

However, there are some parenting styles and characteristics that lend themselves to emotional neglect.

Unfortunately, it’s mostly the daughters-in-law (DILs) recounting these stories, but the point is that it happens frequently enough (at least by MILs) that people congregate on the internet for advice about it.Gaslighting Instagram " data-medium-file=",ret_img,w_300/https:// data-large-file=",ret_img,w_600/https:// class="lazyload aligncenter size-full wp-image-996" src=',ret_wait,w_600,h_600/https:// data-src=",ret_img,w_600/https:// alt="Gaslighting Instagram" width="600" height="600" data-srcset=",ret_img,w_600/https://,ret_img,w_150/https://,ret_img,w_300/https://,ret_img,w_240/https://,ret_img,w_100/https://,ret_img,w_560/https:// data-sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /The origin of this word as a verb is the 1938 play “Gas Light” and its 1944 film adaptation, “Gaslight”, in which a woman’s husband slowly manipulates her into believing she’s going insane.