dear, Stressless, well I've addressed this post to you, but it includes so many other girls who have replied to this post, who are experiencing similar problems, all of whom have struggled with mother issues, and I say mother, because they certainly don't show the love that a mum normally gives to her children, fortunately this didn't happen with my Mum, but I know how you all feel because there were periods in my marriage that the same non-reaction happened from my wife.
There is this 'tiny shred of just maybe', but can I say that as people get older in life, they dig their heels in and for them to make a dramatic change in attitude barely happens, as they tend to take it more of your fault, and would never own up as to being their fault, let alone admitting that there maybe nothing wrong with what they done, or if they do would only blame yourself.
My ex-wife has never said 'sorry' to me ever, it was always my fault. L Geoff. x