Has anyone noticed that the emotional hurt seems to be done by mothers far more often than by fathers?
Decades on after my own encounter with that hate masquerading as love, I’ve started thinking back…
Jeff Dickey

At the time, my father could make me feel a thousand times worse by saying, “I’m really disappointed,” than my mother could by raging and crying and making empty threats. But in her quiet, honest moments, my mother could make me feel truly despised. I don’t know if it’s a verifiable trend, but it was certainly my experience!