I'm sure i'm not the only one who had some bad experiences from childhood and with it being a new year i'd like to find a way to move past them and look forwards but I find it hard, do any of you have any good tips?
To explain the situation basically my mum was really quite cruel to me when I was little. One of the worst memories was when I was about eight and she took me out in the car, she drove me to a really remote location and ordered me out the car. She told me they didn't want me anymore and I was too much trouble to look after. I was crying my eyes out and begging her to let me stay. Eventually she took me home.
I don't want sympathy or anything like that it was a long time ago. I'm not angry or bitter about it but I just can't shake the 'nobody wants me' kind of feeling. The things she did really took my confidence and even though I can look at things rationally now I always have low self esteem issues and I think it may stem from these events.
I tried to confront my mum about it about ten years ago but she denied these things ever happened. I also don't want to talk to anyone else about it face to face but i'd really like some kind of self help plan or strategies to put this in the past where it belongs. Every now and then when i'm alone I get memories pop into my head and it really upsets me.