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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 MIL took her evil actions to another level. I hate to say this but she's such a fake and negative person. She is unhappy about the fact that my husband and I are happy together...
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    My Biological mother abused me when i was younger. i was around 4 when it started. i remember the first time like it was yesterday. i've never been able to let the image go. i don...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I go to help her and we start talking about the mess she started so I talk to her trying to lay out everything so we can move on and what was supposed to be a healing conversation...
    earthboundangel75 earthboundangel75 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its been 3 years this coming november. I have changed drastically since then. I explored different relationships and they never worked out right, my BP 2 got worse and more...
    gotguts gotguts 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 3 days ago

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        I started dressing in my mothers clothes when I was 10. To this day I'm not sure why I did it, but one afternoon in the summer I was home alone for a couple of...
    MichelleTiedup MichelleTiedup 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have never told anyone, outside of the people involved, either of the stories below. *** I remember the second time I was molested vividly. We were visiting my mother’s...
    bluedevilss bluedevilss 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mother has never liked me. I don't know why. She was mentally, emotionally, & physically abusive. It got worse after one of her boyfriends tried to molest me. She even went so...
    Tenanye Tenanye 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm recently married. I'd only met my MIL once before, & she seemed nice. She wasn't overly friendly or anything, but not rude or unkind, either. A surprise pregnancy led me to...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    The First and LAST Time I Sneaked Out-"Can I go somewhere?" I said to my mother's back as I stood in the door of her bedroom (actually it was the master bedroom and by default also...
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    when I was born my mother couldn't except me ... I still don't know why. However my dad loved me to bits and took really good care of me while my mum couldn't even look into my...
    kstra38 kstra38 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Going through this MIL issue has been very much like peeling back the layers for me. At the crux of the conflict with my MIL I could easily blame her for everything wrong in my...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 2 Responses Aug 23

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    By my elder sister, she is 10 years my senior. I have more to add to this and this mainly just showcasing how much of a mess I am. This is an experience and a question. It started...
    Wildestdreams98 Wildestdreams98 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Hi I'm Natasha and im new. Just yesterday my 6 week old kitten that i had for only 4 days died. I believe he had a spinal injury and i took him too the vet for it (me and my mother...
    archie67 archie67 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I grew up in the north of England in the 60s, early 70s. Unlike today, when corporal punishment is often regarded as inappropriate punishment for children, in my youth it was very...
    billjacko billjacko 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Not only was my identity stolen by someone in a hospital other than the one I go to, but my Paypal account was logged into by an unauthorized user somewhere in Manasses, Virginia...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 18

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Actually I am 33 weeks pregnant now and I am expecting a son in the beginning of October. I have a mix of feelings now, I am so nervous but very happy also with my first child on...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F Aug 18

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    so when i was in second grade i went to this incredibly small school. like, one-class-per-grade, 25 people per class. and 90% of the students were gross dudes obsessed with sports...
    hgvbhgvbhgvbh hgvbhgvbhgvbh 18-21, T Aug 17

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    My mother passed away six weeks ago....very early days I know. I don't think I will ever be the same person I was before. I miss my mum so much it breaks my heart. She didn't...
    suesol suesol 36-40 Aug 17

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I read your story and I understand how you feel. It's very hard to be a mother and know people don't understand. It's even harder to know people don't understand your child. My...
    Luuz Luuz 41-45, F Aug 15

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    So my boyfriend left for basic training to go into the army about a week ago, meaning he hasn't been able to call or text or have any access to his phone at all. Right when he got...
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    I think next: once when I was little. The ********* that you defended and his kids along with you and me were traveling. As usual we had nowhere to live so we were "Being Gypsies...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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