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Jealous mum admits she despises her own daughter as she's 'prettier and more intelligent'

Callum Jones

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Jealous mum admits she despises her own daughter as she's 'prettier and more intelligent'

Featured Image Credit: Nataliia Prokofyeva / Alliance / Alamy Stock Photo

The mother and daughter relationship can be a pretty special one. Yes, there can be arguments, but that is part of any special relationship, right?

But while this mum admits she loves her 15-year-old daughter 'very much', she is certainly prone to a little bit of jealousy.

Of course, jealousy is a normal human emotion that all of us will experience from time to time, but this mum seems to take her emotions to the next level.

As part of the Daily Mail's 'Dear Jane' series - where author Jane Green provides advice to those in a bit of a dilemma - one mother has shared quite the story.

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The mum is VERY jealous of her daughter. Credit: Nataliia Prokofyeva /Alamy Stock Photo
The mum is VERY jealous of her daughter. Credit: Nataliia Prokofyeva /Alamy Stock Photo

The woman, who signs the letter with Green With Envy, wrote: "I am the mother of a bright, beautiful, friendly 15-year-old who I love very much. But in recent years, a pit of jealousy has started growing over just how talented and popular my daughter has become.

"I have spent much of my life feeling little more than average. I’m not ugly – but I’m not pretty. I’m not dumb – but I’m not what you would consider intelligent. I have some good friends – but popular is never a word someone would use to describe me."

The mum then went on to describe her daughter, who she describes as 'spectacular' and gets just a fair bit jealous of.

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"She has an enormous group of friends, all of whom fight [to] spend time with her, she’s one of the highest achieving students in her class, and she has a confidence that most adults can only dream of," the angered mum continued.

"I should be proud of all this, I know I should. But instead I’ve started resenting her for it – despising her even. And I find myself trying to put her down at every available opportunity."

She added: "I know how silly this sounds. A grown woman being jealous of a 15 year old is crazy enough, but of her own daughter? But I can’t help thinking to myself: What does she have that I don’t?"

The mum even admits to 'despising' her own daughter. Credit: Alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
The mum even admits to 'despising' her own daughter. Credit: Alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
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The mum concluded her email by saying her daughter has started to 'pick up on these feelings' and as a result, she is 'pushing me away'.

"I can’t stand the idea that our relationship could be destroyed because of my jealousy, but I don’t know how to stop," the mum finished.

As part of her advice, Green told the mum to 'pour your energy into your own friendships' instead of focusing on her daughter's social life.

Topics: Parenting, Life

Callum Jones
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