I feel like I’m not loved by my mom, I try and become a good daughter but I think she doesn’t notice it. I try and have good grades and when I do, I tell her about it but it feels like it’s not good enough for her. I have a little brother that’s 12 years old and I feel like all of her attention goes to him, it’s not because of jealousy but she never gives me that motherly affection like what she always does to my brother. My father is out of the country because of work so it’s just the three of us at home and I’m kind of a daddy’s girl so it’s not really working out for me but I do try my best to make my mom proud of me and have a reason to love me but I feel like everything I do is nothing to her. I feel like she’s too caught up with work and at the end of the week she doesn’t bond with us (my brother and I) anymore and she just either sleeps on weekend afternoons or do some housework. We only go out together when my brother or I have something to buy for school but other than that, we’re just at home. I just want to know that she loves me and I want to feel that she cares for me equally as she did with my brother. I just don’t understand why and how it became like this. I just feel unloved and just alone. I know she’s trying her best to become a great mother and I know that other people will say that she does love me but how can I be sure about that when I don’t see anything that connects to love? She does give me food and etc. but other than that, there’s nothing.