My parents have made me so angry. How can I tell them how I feel? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri

It might be worth digging into what it is you fear if you were to reveal your feelings. There may be an explosion, but then what?

Ever since I was a child, I haven’t quite identified with my parents’ worldview. This became very apparent when I had an intense discussion about treatment for an eating disorder (which I fortunately recovered from) when I was 14. Because of that, I’ve kept my relationship with them to a working minimum, sticking to what was necessary, given that we lived under the same roof. That’s been a bumpy ride.

Now I’m 20 and have just moved out, but I’m still close enough to my parents that they want me to go back home once a month. They always expect me to be chatty and warm with them, not realising I haven’t wished that to be the case for a long time.

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