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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not just single mothers but also single fathers because I know they work just as hard as single mothers. I was/ am currently being raised by a single mother and think I am a better...
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    Today most people are leaving for Thanksgiving break. I have the blessing of being able to go with my best friend to her house for break. I don't know what made me think of this...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I really admire a close mother and daughter relationship. Any women have that relationship?
    Titan222 Titan222 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    rejection over and over and over again. "your nice but....im just not ready". My long term relationship ended because apparently i was not right for them, because we just didn't...
    tom1978 tom1978 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I was reminiscing about the terrible years after my partners father passed away and his mother became even more horrible and I thought I would share some of my experiences. It...
    freeatlast83 freeatlast83 31-35, F Nov 4

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    I honestly believe my mother hates me...I've actually always felt it. I remember the first time I really realized it. I was about 4 or 5 yrs old, I was just waking up from some...
    HelenBak HelenBak 46-50, F Nov 9

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    I'm sure this is the question everyone asks: How do you maintain to yourself that your mother is narcissistic? And now background (convoluted tldr imminent): I have a mother whose...
    rootlesswind rootlesswind 26-30 2 Responses Nov 15

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    More of me venting than anything else... I do not celebrate holidays or my birthday or any other such holidays. It isn't that I am dull and boring, but I find it extremely...
    duhibrokeit duhibrokeit 31-35, M Nov 9

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    If you just glance at the stories I've written here, you manage to take one thing away: I hate my mother. I don't even consider her my mother. More like an older woman who kept...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello All, I have been married for two years. My MIL has five children and my husband is her youngest son. She lives with us. She is very manipulative. I have been a guest in my...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    My mother abused me all my life...verbally , mentally and physically. The abuse was there since I can remember. She constantly beat me and called me names , told me I was stupid...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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    I'm 26 years old. I've lived with my mother forever minus 4 years where she was living with my sister. I always wondered why she was a little off. Always acting like a child...
    jlmerritt jlmerritt 26-30 Nov 10

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    My Mother was the greatest woman in my life and it's been over year since she was call home to Heaven! There isn't moment in my day where this Lady isn't on my mind see was truly...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate my mother because she would tell me that my father hated me since i was in her body. I was beaten by my alcoholic father until i left home when i was 18. Last year, i asked...
    democracyloveAmerica democracyloveAmerica 36-40, F Oct 26

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    Ever since I was a little girl my mother would always laugh at and make fun of me when I expressed my feelings so I decided that I wouldn't display them anymore.And I was always...
    aur532 aur532 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I am beyond frustrated. Because of a divorce and some other personal issues (that were not my fault), I was forced to move back in with my parents. I am 43 years old and have a...
    cosmowoman13 cosmowoman13 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I think since my sister got pregnant she grew a conscious cause she hasn't bullied me all day I think she stopped
    bulliedweakling bulliedweakling 13-15, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Ever since I got pregnant I realized I don't want my baby to be like me so I decided to stop bullying my baby sister I hope people will like me more for this decision of not being...
    sexybully sexybully 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    So I'm a 17yr old senior who really hates their mother. I understand my mom has a lot on her plate being a stay at home mom and dealing with my alcoholic father, but some of the...
    NerdRock87 NerdRock87 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    My name is Danielle Hogan, I have a story to tell, a tale to be told. I was certainly not dished an easy hand in life. At the age of 3, I tragically lost my mother Elizabeth Ann...
    danielleannhogan danielleannhogan 18-21, F Nov 11

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    While it's comforting to know I'm not alone, I still feel as though I need to be validated with how I feel towards my MIL. I've confided in girlfriends about my MIL issues, but...
    lolasmama lolasmama 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was just talking to an old friend of mine, we used to go to high school together. Freshman year, she was caught with a knife in her bag (apparently, she was bragging about it to...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have hated my mum's boyfriend since I was 12 but he's been around since I was 7. I realised that their relationship have an unhealthy amount of arguments and i also realised that...
    Waterbaby777 Waterbaby777 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My mother in-law is not the brightest crayon in the box. She decided to refinance her house but didn't do the proper research before she got suckered into some BS that ended up...
    Virgogirl915 Virgogirl915 41-45, F Oct 27

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    I was raised by an alcoholic mother who went in and out of marriages every chance she could. When I was about 10 she was divorcing her 4th husband and he said that because she was...
    StaciCol StaciCol 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 9

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    Ever since the day I was born my mother has been the bane of my existence. She lied to me all of the time about how my family never cared about me and how they wouldn't talk to me...
    LordZetroc2696 LordZetroc2696 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes, it seems I have been a mother all my life. I was a month away from turning 19 when my daughter was born. We grew up together. I was married right out of high school and...
    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 21 Responses Oct 27

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    I was her miracle baby. I was her everything. But when my alcoholic father killed himself when I was ten her solution to her stress and grief was to beat me. Choke me. Take away...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Okay - this isn't something I'd usually do. Hence why I decided to do it anonymously. I wanted to talk to somebody or let it out because I've kept it in for a long time. I blamed...
    xJulysAngelx xJulysAngelx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    This morning I woke up feeling I own myself a hug and a kiss.... My mother has made an effort in her sadistic way to make me shrink into nothing and make me feel terrible about...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    The reasons why i dont want to get married and have kids. Ive noticed that getting married and having kids is so traditional. U date someone for a while,settle down, get married...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    i once had a relationship with a beautiful girl called Rylee Windsor who lives in Ontario Canada born December 13. Everything was going great until her mom told her she couldn't...
    punkin327 punkin327 18-21, M Oct 28

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