Gordon Rule Essay

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There are many studies on adolescence and identity development. Being in General Psychology has taught me a lot about myself in such a short time. During my adolescence years I had many concerns. My grandmother raised me and my two siblings. For a long time, I felt like my mother had abandoned me. She was back and forth in our life and I didn’t understand why. Whenever she came around or we went to her house, she was drunk or had been drinking. I felt like she did it because she didn’t want me. When I was a four, I was molested by one of my uncle’s friends. He would touch me between my legs and kiss me. As I got older, I realized he wasn’t supposed to touch me like that. I told my grandmother and my mother and they didn’t do anything about it. From that point on, I held everything inside instead of being open. It made me feel as if I was alone. My relationship with my parents was open. I found out my mother had been molested by her stepfather. That explained why she didn’t raise me and why she had become an alcoholic. My grandmother would beat her and say she was lying on her stepdad. This made me feel different from all of the other kids. I was afraid to say anything about my family history. When I was asked was my parents married, I felt ashamed. It made me tell everyone, I didn’t know who my father was. My parents and grandmother loved me. It was hard for me to understand that as a child. I was afraid to talk to anybody about it fearing that I would be taking away from my family. My mother loved me and she did everything she could to make sure I was safe. Her experience made me realize, she didn’t have anyone to talk to as a child. As I grew older, I started bonding with my mother and she closed a lot gaps in my life that I was missing. This affected my life in a way that I felt isolated. I only had two best friends. We played together and ate lunch
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