Would you rather be neglected by a parent or mentally abused? (neglected in the sense that your parent just shrugs you off, doesn't interact with you, don't get involed with extracirriculars, once old enough you have to cook for yourself..) What do you think is worse for a child to go through?
I know no one should have to go through either.. Just a question and I will give more detail later as to why I ask.
The reason I was thinking about this was because my niece is going through this. Her mom is verbally and mentally abusive to her. She doesn't even talk to her mom and never wants to see her. But her dad is very neglectful of her. She was tired of the neglect and moved in with her mom but realized that being abused wasn't any better. I really think if she could choose she wouldn't live with either but at the moment is living with her dad. The up side to that is that she has lots of family around to give her the attention that she deserves when she is with dad. He mom lives away from all famliy and friends and she has no one but her older brother when she is there. (which might be ok if he stuck up for her but he doesn't)
I have not persoannly been through either so I was just wanting a little bit of insight as to how others feel and when to say to her when she comes to me to talk about it, Thank you all for your input!
(Sorry it took so long to come back and add the info, it was a crazy busy weekend!)