Our expert says:
Its not very difficult to do so, as many people's experiences will prove. It might not be adviseable, but that's a different question.
Obviously at one level, children differ and may have different needs and require different treatment. But I guess you're thinking of prejudicial treatment, being less favourable to one child than another, which is never fair or wise.
Basic rules of conduct and the way a household runs, of course should be valid for everyone ( indeed, parents often forget these ouyght to apply to themselves and not only the children ).
Maybe there are problems between you and your mother. Some people don't show their love well, and many don't say it. One can't assume they don't love you just because they don't say it.
Maybe your mother didn't love you, or loved your brother more ( girls often get on better with their fathers, and boys with mothers ). But you're right to imply that this doesn't have to matter to you. You are a good and loveable person, whatever any other specific person may have thought, felt, or said.
When you say, for instance, that she blurts out to others things you would have preferred her to keep to herself - does she do this with everyone, or just you ? Have you indicated clearly and unambiguously to her that you want these things kept private ? And if she reliably does this, why do you choose to tell her things you want to be kept confidential ?
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