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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days 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 4 days ago

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    I lost my birth mother in many ways. I was about 5 or 6 when I lost her. She was very depressed, and her way to solving the problem was drinking. That was the first way I lost her...
    Young2Wise Young2Wise 18-21, F 6 hrs 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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    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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    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 1 Response 2 days 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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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    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 Aug 20

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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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    Im here because I love her, and im not sure what to say or do because she is so volnerable. My sister in law lost her mother when she was 6 years old my husband was 10 there...
    HopeandHeartache HopeandHeartache 31-35, F a week ago

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    I can't believe I'm doing this but I need to get this out of my system. I cannot remember my age I think I was around the age of 10 but I remember everything so distinctively. It...
    Isabellacass Isabellacass 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    My friends and I gather often, drinking coffee and talking about...yes our kids. There is the liberal dutch, who doesn't know where her kids are. There is the over protective Arab...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    First of all, thank you for sharing; I can't imagine what would I have done without people in the same situation I am posting their stories, knowing I am not the only one, knowing...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    It is a tough thing to admit, and for some years I thought of it as more of a love/hate - relationship. But there is little love left now. Only hate, frustration, anger and then...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Less than 10 months ago my life changed drastically, it was a sun shining day but yet a horrible day. Around 4 or 5 pm my sister found my mother dead in her bed. We had a clue on...
    ninja6152 ninja6152 13-15 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother has always been verbally (sometimes physically) abusive, manipulate woman. However, I don't blame her for that since she obviously has mental disorders yet she has never...
    BlindFate BlindFate 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I'm in my late 20's this story is hard for me to admit but I cant help to feel I need to express my feelings after holding them in. My mother first is a good person. I don't hate...
    EMystery EMystery 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yesterday was four months since she passed and I've been doing better. I don't know if it's because I've been keeping busy or because I've put a really thick wall up. My mothers...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was the mistress to a 47yr man for over a year. I call it being a mistress now because of how things ended, but let me take you back to when I moved mountains for this man...
    rosylovecheeks rosylovecheeks 26-30 6 Responses Jul 29

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I can't remember my childhood, I barely remember anything that happened before I hit age 7. I've been to therapy a lot since I was in 3rd grade. I started hating myself in 3rd...
    mysteriousanonymous mysteriousanonymous 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Hello, i know this may seem random and i hope i don't sound creepy but i really need your advice. I'm 24 and i live in the Philippines. I dislike my future mother in law so much...
    KatieRose88 KatieRose88 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    We were pretty broke when I we were first married so my ex and I lived at her mother's house for a while. My ex was not modest around me or her mom so she would walk nude quite...
    happymikey happymikey 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Both my parents spanked me as a kid but when I reached puberty mom left dad deal with me most of times. At first it was a change for the better becuase at that age I began to feel...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Keep in mind that I was always one of those girls that never understood why women stay in abusive relationships. I was a broken child. Acted out, drugs, sex basically whatever I...
    mmememe mmememe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    It's been a little over four years since she died. I was almost 15, my sister almost six, my mom 35. She was a single mother and loved us more than anything. Shortly after my...
    kellyb914 kellyb914 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I'm newly single mother of a year and half old boy, been a week since we last seen my baby father... He hasn't contacted me.. Never asked about our child.. Nothing more than I...
    shexlove shexlove 22-25, F 2 Responses