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I A Mother of 5 Children

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    I picture myself in a hospital, finally after all this time is see his/her face. So small and tiny, looking up at you. My eyes and my husbands hair or maybe the other way around...
    waterlily88 waterlily88 16-17, F 33 mins ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My mother lies to create conflict between me, my sister and our dad. Her and my dad are separated but she still does it. Her family blame my dad but it has become obvious to me in...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    My adult children are treating me so abominably, it's shocking. After years of trying to heal this extremely dysfunction family (family counseling--alone--for 18 years), I now...
    5THCommandment 5THCommandment 61-65, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I found out the genders of my twins yesterday and it has reminded me of how I no longer have my mother to share this joy with. She would have been with me and my husband at the...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    "Before becoming a mother I had a hundreds theories on how to bring up my children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them. Especially when they least deserve to...
    BlessedAndThankful BlessedAndThankful 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I resent My mother. My parent Divorced when I was 10 yrs old. Me & My twin lived separatedly from our other two younger siblings as a result of their separation. We were brought...
    uulalaa uulalaa 41-45, F Aug 17

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    My first post about my passive aggressive mother, an explanation: EP Link I've been doing some research on passive aggressiveness and found that it's an actual personality...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F Aug 28

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    Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to be a wife and mother more than anything. I value my purity and I am waiting till I find the one that God intended for me to get...
    baileyelizabeth baileyelizabeth 13-15, F Aug 18

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    If there is any accomplishment that I would like to be known for in my life is that I have done a good job as a mother. My children's interests and needs come first before...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F Aug 25

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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
    TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit 16-17, F Aug 28

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    First time posting! So happy I've found this haven! My MIL is the epitome of evil and just today she pulled the most evil stunt of our 10 years of dealing with each other. First...
    blopez24 blopez24 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Oh gosh it is so hard but such a relief that there has been no contact with my mother for over 2 months now. But I fear everyone else is getting in on the act too. I have 3...
    ignoredeldest ignoredeldest 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    On one hand she is a caring, supportive individual to all her loved ones, friends, and extended family. Almost a doormat. She always had a stable career, although we moved a lot...
    beauty1000 beauty1000 41-45 Sep 7

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    My mother died almost nine years ago, the day before I turned 14. It's been a long time but I never stopped missing her. She was a wonderful mother and a wonderful woman. I'm glad...
    Troianne Troianne 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My mother is immature. When I talk to her about her actions she changes the subject. I have an older and younger brother. My younger brother is rich and my mom babies him (as she...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Sep 8

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    I love my children SO much, but sometimes they get on my very last nerve! I'm pretty sure children have misbehaved since the beginning of time. It's hard as a parent, though, to...
    Sarahberrycakes Sarahberrycakes 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yesterday was four months since she passed and I've been doing better. I don't know if it's because I've been keeping busy or because I've put a really thick wall up. My mothers...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I become a mother one day, I would never abandon my children.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I like kids but I don't think I would trust myself to be a mother. Its such a huge responsibility and I'm not sure I would be very good at it. I sometimes fade into myself and shut...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    It has been years since I have been on site. I now have 2 beautiful children, a 4yr old daughter and a 4month old son. They are my world and I love them so much. My partner has a...
    iamconfused iamconfused 22-25 Aug 23

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    Hey everyone. Been on this app for awhile now reading everyone's stories about their MIL but never had the courage to post mine. I think it's time. I have four years of problems...
    schmo22 schmo22 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    My mil is a repeat offender. I have noticed that many family members and friends want nothing to do with her. Below are some examples of her failed relationships. 1. She doesn't...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    My name is Jessica I lost my mother to suicide May 17 th 2009 but wasn't found until the 19 th . It still feels like it just happened yesterday she left behind her three children...
    lifeafterasuicide lifeafterasuicide 26-30, F Aug 27

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note on here because I’ll be leaving this forum at the end of the month. I’m sure if my MIL pulls a fast one on me or my partner...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses Aug 28

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    It's been 4 years this month since I lost my baby girl aroura, I think about her daily that this month she would have been 4, it's weird to think that 4 years ago I lost a baby...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I too am a Birth Mother and I have been for quite sometime there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my children I feel a mixture of emotions that I am trying to process...
    catlady496 catlady496 36 5 days ago

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    I am a wife and a mother of three children. My kids are two boys and a girl. They are all teenagers.
    bustymominbackyard bustymominbackyard 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    bibek1 bibek1 26-30, M Aug 29

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    I wrote these words in meditation. "The seeds of peace are sown in the eyes of children, an innocent knowledge of the world, not corrupted by sin." I have known children who...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I walk to work everyday because I can't afford a car. My job has me working different shifts, I get 40 hours a week but I really don't get to be with my youngest son, he spends...
    purplearth purplearth 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I found out yesterday that the father of my child is expecting a baby with his current gf. Wow I don't understand how you can completely act as if you don't have a daughter and...
    Crystalclear91 Crystalclear91 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I got a call from the mother of my 14yo son today and I am embarrassed and furious. Apparently she caught her son and my son going through her purse and it appears that they were...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 28

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    I haven't spoken to my 32 year old son in 4 years. I still cry about it, especially during the month of the "sentinel" event. I still can't believe it actually happened. We'd...
    confusedinmanyways confusedinmanyways 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    ************* need to grow the **** up first before raising their child how to mature. I hate when parents complain about the things they're missing out in life when they have a...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I have 4 children from two relationships. 2 from each man. Had my first child at 16. Ended my relationship with my child's father in 2009. Although I'm seeing someone, he's not...
    Lauren122288 Lauren122288 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6