I've been wondering about this lately. How can your child say "I love you Mom" but then turn around and call you a "f-cking b-tch," and not just once? How can you love someone and steal from them? How can you call it love when you deliberately make choices that you KNOW are going to cause pain to those who love you? I'm beginning to wonder if there is really anything behind those words, "I love you, Mom." Did all the unconditional love my husband and I gave our child his entire life count for nothing? Is there any point in even trying to keep our family unit strong when it's all take but no give? Are these feelings (which I've never felt before...) just a phase of that "detaching" stuff I'm trying so hard to learn?