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I A Mother of 5 Children

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like children enough, so I'll just give a condensed version. They're loud. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears. They take up all the...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    I go to help her and we start talking about the mess she started so I talk to her trying to lay out everything so we can move on and what was supposed to be a healing conversation...
    earthboundangel75 earthboundangel75 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    The child who is more likely not to accept that their parents questioning them is important, or irrelevant, is a neglected child, and has learnt the true significance in being...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    I was at a local fair today and I see an older brother, probably 10, dragging his unruly brother, maybe 6, to his dad because he was misbehaving. The dad, who was talking to a...
    Emergingsoul Emergingsoul 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I get paralysed by the thought of dying and leaving my kids.I pray 2 God to let me live until I get to see their children at least.
    khozo khozo 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    What the hell do I do? My parents are both unreliable, and are putting me in a bad position. I lived with my father up until 8 months ago, as he was abusive, pulling me around my...
    Emigirl7 Emigirl7 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    DID YOU SEE THE NEWS ABOUT THAT BASTARD?!?!?!? The babygirl's stepfather?!?!? BASTARD!!! The poor 3 year-old was thrown into the pool by her stepfather or soon to be stepfather...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I honestly can't even look at her for more than a minute, without it completely ruining my mood. She's honestly so pathetic. I'm counting down the days until I move out. I'm just...
    SarahBerry1 SarahBerry1 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm recently married. I'd only met my MIL once before, & she seemed nice. She wasn't overly friendly or anything, but not rude or unkind, either. A surprise pregnancy led me to...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    2001 and 2003, we lost our children. Newly born, and stillborn. It was fundamentally the downfall of my wife, as shed secretly started drinking after both of our children had died...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    Children annoy me so badly that my doctor has prescribed me KlonPin to take when I have to go in public places where annoying children may be. I am soley on that medication for...
    Itzindeyez Itzindeyez 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    These children are so bad these days BECAUSE of that emotional discipline crap. Stop being a fool and give em some good old fashion physical discipline, and maybe...just maybe the...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M 10 Responses a week ago

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Thing is, I used to REALLY hate them...until I had my own, then I loved THEM, but no one else's. One day a couple of my 10 year-old son's friends were at our home. One of them was...
    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M Aug 22

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    My stepson ' s mother walked out on my husband and him on Mother's Day when he was 6 years old. It turned out she'd been having multiple affairs. She moved 1000 miles away and did...
    fnoell72 fnoell72 41-45, F Aug 22

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    I'm so blessed to have 4 beautiful children but it can be difficult at times. Especially with my teenager. My eldest daughter (20) was in the UK the whole summer and yesterday was...
    Katerty Katerty 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Busying myself doing the ironing whilst my children eat breakfast. I hear their giggles and am summoned. Mummy you must watch this funny part of peppa pig... I sat, I watched...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I love children and always wanted to be a teacher, but I heard the education system just isn't what it used to be now due to common core. So I then decided to do nursing, and I...
    Scorpiobabyy95 Scorpiobabyy95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I've heard on the news before about these young teen mothers who abandon their babies because they don't want to take the time to raise a child. Rather than putting the child up...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I settled down too early because I was desperate to have children. I chose the wrong guy. Deep down I'm sure I must have known all along but hormones take over and I needed to have...
    whatsthefuckingpoint whatsthefuckingpoint 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    My mama passed away on St Patrick's day this year. I thought anything heart wrenching in my life had already came to pass. I never thought she would die. This has got to be the...
    deew68 deew68 46-50, F 13 Responses Aug 19

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    i was watching the news with my mom and i heard children were dumped in the dump site.. i mean who does that? a woman is supposed to looked at a child as a gift and not a burden...
    julianne1999 julianne1999 16-17, F Aug 18

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    Actually I am 33 weeks pregnant now and I am expecting a son in the beginning of October. I have a mix of feelings now, I am so nervous but very happy also with my first child on...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F Aug 18

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    But that's not all I am to my children. I am everything under the sun rolled into one. Mother is so much deeper than just giving birth to your children. Being a mother is my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    when i see a child at the mall i cant help but play with them and when i read or hear that a child was abused or hurt i cry like as if its my own child. dont get me wrong i dont...
    julianne1999 julianne1999 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I am not married. My sister who is 2 years younger than I just got engaged to the man she's been dating for 2 1/2 years. My longest relationship was 3 1/2 but that was a long time...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I know that 16 is a bit too young to be thinking about having children, but I do. When I walk pass the park and see mothers holding their beautiful children and the way they smile...
    maeve106 maeve106 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Another letter reprinted from my magazine: When I was 14, I was being raised by my mother, an aunt and older sister. My father had long ago abandoned the family. Both adult women...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    She is an evil person! I hated my childhood bc she was just so MEAN and always putting me down. I remember crying about something when I was about 6 years old and she put me in the...
    Madimaria123 Madimaria123 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My mother in law is the worst person I have ever come across on. She is an evil manipulative *****. She has never liked me (nor any woman that was involved in my husband's life...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I last wrote on EP some time ago when I was really struggling with my narcissistic mother and doubting whether I was whole enough or strong enough to have a child of my own. I took...
    ALittleRoo ALittleRoo 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    My son (25) and daughter (23) have estranged me now for almost 3 years. I continue to cry, grieve and feel lots of anger and shame about their behaviour. We had fun as Mom with my...
    Chandraflewelling Chandraflewelling 51-55, F Aug 12

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    I'm so glad I've spoken out today. today I attended twins group with my littlw angels. and I was listening to all the other mothers talking about there plans. some where talking...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F Aug 12

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    It was in 1996 that my mother finally succumbed to the cancers that had spread throughout her body. Beginning in her lungs, they eventually spread throughout most of her major...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 11

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