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I Am a Child of a Battered Mom

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    I want kids so badly but feel terrible that I may seem ungrateful to my husband since he has given me three stepsons. We have been trying to get pregnant but I don't think I can...
    Shart0517 Shart0517 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Am ganesh in india(Chennai) age 20. We left my dad when i was 5. Mom lived for me and mom made me study. Many peoples will ask about my dad,but i wont care about that. Some will...
    ruthra104 ruthra104 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Childless stepmom to a 9, almost 10, year old boy. My boyfriend and I started dating at 14. We were on/off for 17 years. At 22, he had a fling, and ended up with a child. His mom...
    CBradio0903 CBradio0903 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Here's the story of why I'm an only child. My mom was pregnant a few years before she got pregnant with me. She had a miscarriage. When she got pregnant with me, she had a...
    newgirljess newgirljess 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am 46-years-old and my son will be four this month. I am proud to say that I have NOT kicked him off the boob because I believe in child-led weaning. His dad and I argue a lot...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I believe that a child just as every other human being is entitled to their own opinion that was not set on them by their religious parents or guardians. By telling someone (child...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Mommy loves you baby :) my second ultrasound and 12 weeks today, can't wait to meet the little babe <3
    KyleenSEV KyleenSEV 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    When I was 10 my father,a Croatian immigrant, wrecked his Range Rover and damn near killed my 8 1/2 year old sister and me. CPS was soon knocking on our door, because my father was...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I see people who make posts about how much they love their mom and that their mom is always there for them and understands them but sadly at times that is not the case for me. I...
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    For DayDay and Sagey abducted back to Finland in December 2003. In January 2003 my 13 year marriage to a Estonian Citizen fell apart when he threw gasoline on my 3 children while...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have two wonderful boys and two girls. I had my first son when I was 20 my second when I was 22, When I was 24 yrs old I had my first daughter and my last when I was 29. In my...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today I took my son to the park but it's always very hard to get him to leave a place I have to fight with him or carry him kicking and flailing it makes me feel like I'm a crappy...
    Submissivekitten1982 Submissivekitten1982 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    10 and a half years without my babies- In January 2003 I fled my abusive marriage after 13 years taking my 3 children(ages 14,10,and 8) from Finland to Ohio. My younger two had...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F Jul 7

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    I was molested by my step grandpa for three years it ended when I was almost 8. My mom was a single mom who even tho she knew he was a child molester she trusted my grandma to...
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F Jul 13

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    For the longest time, the lady who was responsible for giving birth to me and I never bonded nor really had a relationship. It was a very difficult and poor relationship. She had...
    Spiritualhope Spiritualhope 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    WARNING! WARNING! I am not certain how this despicable, cunning, apathetic group of using takers found me. WATCH OUT!!! for a phone call or someone contacting you to answer your...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Jun 24

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    Im officaly 16 and my moms substance abuse is tearing me apart. i wish i could defend the things ive done to get back at her by telling you a sob story of how my dad was never...
    MLP661310 MLP661310 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Before I start my story I want it to be known I am a strong and capable woman, mother and everything else I am supposed to be. It took me a long time to be able to say that. From...
    cmdaniels74 cmdaniels74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Cairo and Mykah kidnapped to Russia and Israel in 2001. In June 2001 I sent my 8 year old son and almost 7 year old daughter to their Daddy in Russia for the summer. He walked out...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    My dad molested me from the age 6 till I was 13 almost 14 yrs old . He never was a good dad was never around and was a druggy and alcoholic . He would always come home drunk . You...
    Loneymexi3 Loneymexi3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm the second child of the family. I have an older brother who is a year older than me & a younger sister 8 1/2 yrs. younger than me. I can't say my parents are bad but I've been...
    Cfil26 Cfil26 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Never thought I would have a kid before marriage and definitely never thought I would be a single mom and not have a stable family for my child. Never thought I would be with...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    When I got to secondary school best friend soon became Katie. She was really pretty and lively and clever and we soon got round to being in trouble together. However, one thing...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't think I've ever told anyone the full story of my childhood. Not even my closest friends. I know this post will be long and I know it's not as awful as some of the story's...
    caaarl caaarl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Mommy's Only Princess,Tata's Reluctant Eldest- I used to ask my mother when I was little, "Why I don't have a brother or sister?" "Mommy's body doesn't hold babies very well. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I am a mother of 5 kids. 3 boys and 2 girls. I'm a working mom and the provider of my family. Three of my children finished their college studies. I have 3 feathers in my cap...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 18 Responses Jun 25

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    Alcohol and/or other depressants have been a back drop in my life for as long as I can remember, so much so that I can barely touch the stuff myself. Don't get my wrong, I've had...
    sgray22 sgray22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    When I was a child I shared a room with my sister, she had a bank of closet space with doors as you came into the room and her bed was the closest to the door. My bed was next to...
    kathouse68 kathouse68 66-70, F 4 days ago

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    from the moment I was pregnant, he has made everything difficult for me, he cheated on me during my pregnancy, left me alone in the hospital while I was in labor to go have sex...
    Katherinex13 Katherinex13 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    So the past few days have been the most depressing days of my life, summer no longer feels like freedom. My mother is a very emotionally unstable ***** and I have suffered too long...
    RockNRepublic RockNRepublic 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    At the time I was about 5 or 6 years old. The abuser was a close friend of my family, and they trusted him. He lived with us for at least a year, and one day he asked me if I want...
    LiesandLace LiesandLace 18-21 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I was spanked from maybe age 4 to age 17 for sure. I know it was 17 because i remember my last spanking like it was yesterday. Worst ever, but that's another story. I was spanked...
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I am 16 years old and a teen mom of 3 I had cole and Daniel on July 11 2013 and then I had Gemma march 2 2014 I feel blessed that I have children. No I do not condone getting...
    jadeybear69 jadeybear69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    When I was nine years old, my mom needed time to "get back on her feet." She dropped me off at her friend's family in a small town, and fled to the city. She promised she would be...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 14

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    The daily struggles, financial burdens, trying to maintain my health and overall sanity is starting to get to me. I am a single mom of two. One with special needs and the other an...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey ladies!Oh wow its been awhile since I've last posted on this website, I hope everyone is doing okay!Looking through these posts I realize that their are a lot of new faces here...
    alexa572s alexa572s 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, here we go...When i was a child i cam into the world with an alcoholic father he was abusive...he smoked weed and drank a lot liquor and beer well he would send me to my room...
    SeJunior SeJunior 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    So around 2 years ago when I was 16, we had to go to some fancy dinner it was something like a wedding rehearsal dinner of my aunt's that we were invited to. Anyways, before my 2...
    Lovingthepanties Lovingthepanties 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Don't Swing on the Curtains! When I was 5 I discovered a new hobby, and much to my parents annoyance, that hobby was swinging on the curtains! One morning, before my five older...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 6

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    "If you take your shoes off then you can't have an ice cream Jamie." My sister Victoria (10) told me. "Your not my mom." I replied. I took my shoes off and threw them on the floor...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 7

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    Today, I made my mom cry and it broke my heart, but I know it broke hers more. To make a long story shorter, I've been lying to my mom about my frequent marijuana use (borderline...
    ayceofspades ayceofspades 18-21 Jul 8

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