Mothers who ignore or under-parent their daughters do not provide guidance, emotional support, or empathy. They consistently discount and deny your emotions. Even if, as my mother instilled in me, "I had a roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat, so what is the problem?" I was still in a lot of inner pain~as are other daughters with mothers who ignore them.
H/T: Karyl McBride, Ph.D.
Will I Ever Be Good Enough?