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I A Mother of Four

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    No one really can make you understand how hard life can be.  When we are children we react differenly to the way are parents act and how they deal with life and the short comings of the things they want for us and themselves.  But once we become parents we see what they were...
    missamberlawrence missamberlawrence 31-35, F Dec 4, 2011

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    The more days that go on it seems my mother is becoming her own version of my grandmother. Not the same but similarities. My grandmother was awful to my mother. Cold and unloving...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 12 hrs ago

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    i just joined this site today because I was looking online for information about narcissistic personality disorder and found this site. I do not know much about this disorder but...
    lacyworkman lacyworkman 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    In just 11 days I will no longer be engulfed in a sea of debilitating negativity and hatred spewed from my MIL. The first time I met her she gave me this awful uncomfortable and...
    LGLlove LGLlove 31-35, F Apr 5

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    As I sit here desperately taking in a breath, my heart aches with sorrow. It's been two days since I spoke with my mother. I still hear her hateful tone echoing through the phone...
    Cindysheart Cindysheart 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    GRANDMOTHER. My grandmother obviously had some issues. I'm going to start with the mild things first. Normally you spill something, you clean it up that's the end of it, right...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I am sorely, deeply in need of guidance. I have four children, two beautiful daughters and two magnificent sons. After years of a crumbling marriage (loss of homes, security...
    Caroline1229 Caroline1229 51-55 3 Responses Apr 9

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    My mother in law is an all around awful person! I tried to get her to clean her filthy house one day and in front of my daughter she started screaming and even said that my husband...
    IhateBeth2013 IhateBeth2013 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I would look for hours and never find one, then my mother comes and looks at where I search and start picking like if their was an abundance of them.
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I feel as though I retaliated against my step Mother when she loved me more than anything else... When my step Mother and father got together, my fake Mother drugged me so badly...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 14

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    Its hard to get around it but yeah I am having issues with my fiance's mother. Or should I say she's having issues with me, right along with the baby mama. Alright to began with...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 15

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    My guilt tears me apart for saying this. Now, as I'm approaching adulthood and is a full time student in college, my mother can't seem to comprehend what is happening to me. She...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What Are the Signs of a Narcissistic Mother? Extreme preoccupation with her and self-image are the most distinctive features of narcissistic mothers. They fail to fulfill the basic...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 1

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
    iNeedSpace iNeedSpace 18-21, M Mar 28

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    As Sacred As God Himself-"Your mother is God to you. She carried and nourished you within her body for 10 months. No one. Not I,siblings,or spouse can ever do the same for you. She...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 8

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    my mother has never been much of a mother as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love my mother but we have grown to be very different. My mother loves to party and go out drinking. I would rather stay at home and watch netflix. My mother has a foul mouth. I...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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    I felt wrong when I looked at my mother's phone and viewed her internet history, but she had been acting suspicious and private about her cellphone for months and I needed to know...
    StellaClammy StellaClammy 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So Mother's Day is around the corner and I am going to take this time to vent. Ever since I was 12 years old I knew I didn't have a mother. The woman I was forced to live with...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I overhead my mother tell someone yesterday "I don't care what it takes, I will support my daughter through college and give her what she needs." My mother has gone through a...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Will I ever be enough? For anyone??Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Apr 15

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    I miss who she used to be before she met my stepfather. I believe she has always had these traits. But he brought the beast to the surface. What happened to be mother who would...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 1

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    My mother raised my brother and I alone since our father decided to leave us. It was difficult for her in the beginning, she cried daily after he vanished but she didn't give up on...
    SRECardinalis SRECardinalis 61-65, M Apr 4

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    My mother is all of the above. For as long as I can remember, I was afraid of my mother because of her violent temper, her outrage at any little thing that didn't go the way she...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I married a foreigner with very different background, religion etc.... and his mother in law is staying with us for a month. My husband has a brother whom just married and she is...
    krisfen krisfen 31-35, F Apr 6

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    After finally getting to speak to my brother and sister alone, it seemed as if they knew where I was coming from with going no contact with my mother, but today they have...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I truly love my mother and I know she wants what is best for me, but I am very scared of her too, I once read a gossip magazine so I could explore my feminine side a little...
    AnAngelsKiss AnAngelsKiss 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    UPDATE: ugh, I should've just listened to everyone on here telling me to leave the situation alone. one of my BIL's came to visit Sunday afternoon. we get along great. in the midst...
    audamom audamom 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I recently found out that what my mother has been putting me through for years is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I knew things were weird but after years of living away...
    enough75 enough75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    It's been almost two years now... Life will never be the same... Your loss has broken me apart , everyday from your death in my arms has been a struggle. Wanted to let you know I...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I really admired my mother when she was on earth and now in Heaven. My mother was a Christian and a Christ like example for me to see and copy her philosophy on many topics. She...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so sad when I admit this but I hate my mother. She is as stubborn and pigheaded as me and that says a lot. She and I have been fighting for as long as can remember. At...
    Sithsister101 Sithsister101 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm the 2nd born and the only girl. I was born to a woman who was convinced that it was impossible for her to birth a female. I was nameless for the first 3 weeks of my life. I...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother jumped off a building when I was 16. She was 42. I've never had a normal childhood because she was mentally unstable and abusive and nobody tried to stop the abuse. I was...
    bluesky87 bluesky87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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