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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    **Update on my last post about my mother** She finally let me go to my grandmothers house, and about 5 days later she called me at around 10 pm yelling at me that I had two hours...
    wingedmadman wingedmadman 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I was bullied in kindergarten. One particular incident was when the bully pulled me down a hill by the back of my shirt while I was walking uphill. This kid ran at least 30 feet...
    J3496 J3496 18-21, M Aug 13

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    Hello. My name is Michelle and I am new to this website. I am here searching for support and hopefully answers. Here is my story. I am 31 years old and I am a single mother. I was...
    meesh192001 meesh192001 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have no childhood memories my natural mother. I was shipped off to NY when I was infant to love with my aunt and uncle. They are the only parents I know. I met my real mother...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was 40 years old I told my mother I was transexual. Within a week she sent a letter accusing me of many things, none of them true. My Spouse alienated my 3 children from me...
    MikkiiDF MikkiiDF 61-65 Aug 24

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    Kids today have no kind of freedom whatsoever. I feel because of the generation I was born in I am weaker and less prepared for adult life. I don't know how to make decisions for...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mother didn't raise any wimps. Kidzone in Fort Sill Oklahoma...now THAT was the children's paradise! It looks so gigantic in my mind, but that's probably because I was so much...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I think the reason I cry so much when my mum says horrible and filthy things to me is because I love her so much. She will verbally abuse me daily and it will effect me because I...
    Aishcc Aishcc 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs 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 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am 24 and I have friends and a life but I have struggled my whole life with this emptiness inside of me. I have suffered for so many years because I haven’t being able to have...
    samacoco samacoco 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    So my brother and mother have been plotting trying to get to see my daughter and me. Yesterday their plans to go Go Cart racing fell through. My daughter continued to read Harry...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    cryinginside123 cryinginside123 16-17, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It all started when I was fresh out of high school. I grew up in a small, rural German/Chzech town in central Texas. Needless to say, these small communities have a way of raising...
    Rawj777 Rawj777 26-30 20 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Soy Livre I dug my hands Into the soul and felt the life that runs through this planet. While lying on my back on the weed concurred pavement I felt the rotation of the earth...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    She woke up and forgot what happened. I had to explain why she had scars on her leg, stomach, and chest. I had to tell her that she just had open heart surgery. ~~~~~~~~~~ I was...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So my mom and I were carrying a long heavy piece of wood, and she suddenly decides to drop her end. That makes me drop it because it is so heavy and it scrapes down my leg, cutting...
    Em518 Em518 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    As I recall the memories of childhood past I think back to the one and only time I remember seeing my mother, though at the time I did not know who she was. I was raised in...
    boredomizahandicap boredomizahandicap 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    When i was 8 or 9 years old my parents got divorced. My little sibbling (he was 3 or 4 years back then) and i had to stand by ourselves. My mother cheated on my dad; he loved her...
    Lately90 Lately90 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I need glasses for school, I can't see well if I'm further than about 4-5 meters from the board. My mother says I deserve it and that I should be blind...I wondering if I should...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I hate visiting her. But she is really almost terminally sick. This woman is very negative and draining. Any advice on having limited contact with a mother who is gravely ill? She...
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It has been over three years since my mother passed away. Since that time, it is still hard for me to move on. Not only she was my mom, but she was my best friend. She passed away...
    jc5459 jc5459 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
    truloveit84 truloveit84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I started this profile to vent my frustration. I have had 2 profiles removed and have deleted 3 because of ignorant inbred retards . Too all the azzholes who make threaths and...
    getalifeloser getalifeloser 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have two problems that are upsetting me. My main thing at the moment is getting yellow jackets to relocate without getting stung. I don't want to use chemicals & I don't want to...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Im in a bit of a bind right now. After not speaking to my mother for 3 years after I became pregnant I decided to let her back in my life to allow her to be part of this important...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F Aug 7

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    Me and my nearest sibling have NEVER gotten along. I'm the oldest child and he is 18 months younger. He LOVED to aggravate me saying me things like, "You're so ugly the dog wouldn...
    SexyRicana SexyRicana 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Why did God curse me with this woman for a so called mother? Every damned day she gets harder to live with. Most days I find myself silently praying that when she leaves she doesn...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I had recently gotten out of a three year relationship when I met my current husband. He was an old friend, well liked by a lot of people. I thought I knew him. We wound up...
    breakingout2014 breakingout2014 26-30, F Aug 14

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is fairly long. And true as I can recall. As I wrote it many of the things I lived connected with this bit of autobiography reminded me of other material I need to make time...
    givuperedy givuperedy 56-60, M 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Since about age 13, I've dealt with severely psychotic episodes and manic outbreaks from my mother. At first I thought that it was just unhappiness which stemmed from her becoming...
    hawksnester hawksnester 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My Mother's Rock-"You stay in a child's place!" is the most underused and BEST parenting advice of modern times. A child is unable to pay bills, run a household, or be held...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I really need to get these things off my chest. Although my mother is insane, she has been there for me since day 1. BUT I cannot take her anymore. She is one of the most judgement...
    jnicmat22 jnicmat22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    18 years ago my mother's boyfriend, at the time, sexually abused me. Twice. After the second time, i went to tell my mother the next morning and she didnt believe me. And still...
    Amb505 Amb505 26-30, F 3 Responses