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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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    Time Heals

    In a few months it will be seven years since my dad commited suicide. You know that saying "Time heals all wounds"? I think it is a load of crap. Some wounds just don't heal. This is one of those wounds. People don't understand how hard it is to lose someone you love like that...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    My Mom

    Sometimes I wonder what my kids are going to say when they look back st their childhood. I look back on mine and remember things about my mom that I both loved and hated. Even now there are times when the woman drives me nuts. My mom has never been the type of person to keep...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Trying To Stay Strong

    There have been so many obstacles lately. Sometimes I think I am about to fall apart. I know that I have to be strong because when I start falling apart , everyone else falls apart too. It is alot of pressure to be the one to set the tone of your family. You aren't allowed to...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    I Became A Mother At 17

    I had my first child at the age of 17. At the time I had no idea what I was doing. I was sure that I was doing everything wrong. Being a mother that young means that everyone feels the need to tell you how you should raise your child. I have a cousin who is 9 months older than...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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    Can't Find The Words.

    Have you ever had a hard time telling people what you really what to say? It might all be in your head but you can't get the wwords out. Maybe when you do the words come out all wrong. I have this problem alot. I have so much I want to say to so many people that sometimes I can...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Motherhood

    I am a mother of four children. Most people look at me and can't believe it, but I assure you that it is true. I have to say it is both the most rewarding and most overwhelming job that anyone could have. I have been with my husband since I was fifteen years old. We had our...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Why Did You Become A Mother?

    There are some people in this world who should never have children. Everyday we hear stories about children who have been neglected and beaten. Things like this infuriate me. It makes me want to ask "Why did you become a mother?" You are the one who chose to bring a child into...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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 can relate to being raised by a very strict Catholic mother. Since we were children, we were so straight laced. we would pray all of the time, and listen...like good obedient...
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    my mom constantly tells me wat i do wrong. wen i do good she barely says anything, wen i do bad all hell breaks loose. idk wat ta do. i use to cut but i learned to stop (going on a...
    pizzababyxo pizzababyxo 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    SupressedOne SupressedOne 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "I Believe In Love At First Sight Because I Love My Mother Since I Opened My Eyes."
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    About a week ago, i went with my mother to get my school skirt fitted. The person doing it was a man.He worked with my mother. It was just really weird. My mom left for ten minutes...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Not been in any serious ones but the last ones I've experienced scared me. I've felt about 3 so far in my life which isn't really that much. But enough to scare me. I never thought...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My mom left me when i was two years old and you could guess what she left me for : drugs. I did not know this until a few weeks ago my dad told me and. My mom wasnt really there...
    julianax14 julianax14 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    One time when my MIL was living with us - I planned on cooking my meat dish. It takes like 4 hours of prep time to get that dish all together. Cognac is one of the ingredients...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 hr ago

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    Feel like I’m going to share my first time getting admitted to a psychiatric hospital. This all started about three weeks ago when two close friends of mine passed away, and...
    Tmacster1 Tmacster1 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I am very lucky I have a wonderful mother in law. I couldn't hope for a better one. We get on great she has not had much luck with relationships in her life so she's very pleased...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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 3 days ago

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    She got her nail, went to my right leg and dug out something. You can see she dug too much and looks like she went into a layer of skin she shouldn't have. I said about it and she...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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'm 15 years old now and I have been aware that my mom is an alcoholic since I was 9-10. so I'll start from the beginning I remember the first time I realized something was wrong...
    anonymous347 anonymous347 13-15, F 5 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 4 days ago

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    Thumbing through the pages of my fantasies. Pushing all the mercy down down down. I hate my mother in law. The first day I met her, she and her sister were screaming in my face...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I wasn't at the age of 19, ready to be a mother. My son is important to me and the bond we share is growing by the day but this is a gift that could have waited to be unwrapped. I...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I was teased a lot in my childhood and teenage years. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been a feminine girl or woman. I got a lot of negative attention from my peers...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I was the second biggest mistake of my mom. My mom met my dad because of a friend of her's, who wasn't to close to but who introduce them to each other, she was my aunt, she known...
    SusAssasins SusAssasins 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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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    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 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 raised me alone since i was 10 because my father left us,i have no siblings and i understand raising a child alone is difficult but i dont think she really understands me...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Apr 4

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    When I was four years old, I developed depression issues due to the fact that I was treated like my life meant nothing and because I was physically abused. Then, when I was 11, I...
    TheKatAttack TheKatAttack 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Victim Of Tyranny-No I was NOT "stolen" from you by "nosy *** White folks in your business believing my damn lies". I was RESCUED from you after 9 1/2 years under your mediocre...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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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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    I have a potential narcissist mother who I rent a property from. She convinced me to rent from her when I was working and I stupidly agreed. Things took a turn for the worse in my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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    First of al thanks! So i dropped out of college 2 years after getting unsatisfactory grades. Being at home for the last 1 year made me realize dat all my ideas of having really...
    Heretorant Heretorant 22-25, F Apr 3