Jackline Mensah: TikTok Star Recalls Childhood Struggles After Dad’s Neglect: “He Was Never There”

Jackline Mensah: TikTok Star Recalls Childhood Struggles After Dad’s Neglect: “He Was Never There”

  • TikTok sensation Jackline Mensah has shared her journey from a challenging childhood marked by financial adversity
  • In an interview, she recounted the poignant neglect of her father that negatively impacted her quest to become a paediatrician
  • Erica Daniel, an intimacy coach, spoke with YEN.com.gh about how people, including the entertainer, can address conflict with loved ones

Ghanaian TikTok star Jackline Mensah has opened up about her turbulent childhood as she recalled the mountains of challenges she faced due to financial reasons.

During an interview on Kingdom FM, the social media personality discussed her childhood quest to be a paediatrician and appear on television.

Jackline Mensah opens up on her childhood struggles.
Jackline Mensah recounts her childhood struggles. Photo credit: fiifipratt1/Kingdom FM/jackline_mensah.
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When asked why she did not pursue her quest to care for children, Jackline Mensah said she put the dream on the back burner due to her difficult childhood and financial difficulties.

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''My dad never cared for me growing up because my mum refused to love him like he wanted,'' Mensah said.

Jackline Mensah recounted facing the prospect of being sent to an orphanage due to lack of care, but her grandmother stepped forward with unwavering love and care.

Expert's advice

In an interview, Erica Daniel, a US-trained intimacy coach, shared how people, including the TikToker, can address conflicts.

''First, sit in your feelings and ponder; acknowledge that your feelings were hurt and determine where the hurt is coming from. Did it bring up a painful memory from your past? When someone tells you how you injured them during a fight or [hurts you], it's easy to assume you're a bad person. It is critical to remember that you are a good person even when there is conflict and not internalise harmful sentiments or words given from a place of suffering ...

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''Sometimes, the issue is severe, and you need a neutral third party to help you resolve it. Professional help from an intimacy coach may help you understand the consequences of the dispute and enable you to open up with one another safely to fully see and hear one another, all while remaining in a loving connection,'' she told YEN.com.gh.

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Jackline Mensah moves netizens

The poignant revelation of Jackline Mensah's childhood adversities stirred deep emotions among netizens on social media.

Majorrkissi said:

Praying for a day fathers will be appreciated a bit.

Georgesampson28 replied:

@majorrkissi, ask her who told her that story if not the mum.

Jackline Mensah slays like a pirate to Yvonne Nelson's movie premiere

In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that TikToker Jackline Mensah caused a stir with her extraordinary look at Yvonne Nelson's movie premiere on March 29, 2024.

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The cast member of Tripping movie ditched her glamorous red carpet gowns for a daring pirate-inspired outfit. Jackline Mensah wore a long white shirt dress rolled up to her elbow, styled with a red belly belt, and paired it with long black boots.

She wore a red pirate hat and an eye patch with gold embellishment designs to make her stand out. Jackline looked effortlessly stunning in flawless makeup to complete her look as she showed off her designer clutch purse.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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