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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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    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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    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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    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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    I live in a small town in rural Illinois. I'm 18 just graduated high school I have a little brother who's ten and an older brother with special needs A couple years ago my mom...
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    Longer story than usual but I need to vent: Last night was the first time I saw my NM since Sept. I've been NC with her and my GC oldest brother and his family since Sept too. I've...
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    Today it has been 11 months since my mother passed away. 43 years old. Beautiful as always. But it's not on the outside that matters. You left way to soon. I saw the happiness you...
    TheOnetheOnly8414 TheOnetheOnly8414 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever since I was young my mother has been a drinker. In recent years it has gotten worse and worse. She has hit me, neglected me, kicked me out, and treated me horrible. At...
    boozebaby boozebaby 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really need to get this off my chest oMG I don't even know where to start so my mom has been addicted to drugs my whole life I was her first born and she had my brother then she...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It seems so strange but I went on my first date in almost 9 years (since before the marriage) and I was an awkward giggling mess, but he seemed okay with it (he asked me out for...
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    I'm pretty young and most teenagers say they don't like their mom because they didn't buy them a new phone or any little reason like that. I don't like my mom because she is the...
    Oxidant Oxidant 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes I don't know if it's me that's thinking, or if it's my mother's thinking. She affects my life this much. I seriously hate her so much. She flips out at the smallest of...
    xparex xparex 16-17 2 Responses a week ago

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    My girlfriend of 8 years, cheated on me last year. Kept the affair going for 6 months. We are trying to work it out but I sometimes can't shake it. Is the affair REALLY over? Will...
    oyveyagain oyveyagain 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As people always say, it's a long story which ended almost 3 weeks ago. We're getting along quite well on a long distance relationship. I’m married, he lives with her girlfriend...
    lenamar2007 lenamar2007 31-35, F a week ago

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    I've posted here already, but I have to ask- does it ever get better? The comes in waves but I am never rid of the feeling of just utter discontent. It's like I've misplaced...
    kanellos kanellos 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I am writing on here because there is no where else I can speak my true feelings. And I hate it. Everyone comes from their mother, but I am so ashamed to come from my own mother...
    cdaught cdaught 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    This is my first post and I am just so mad that I had to post something somewhere. I am 21 years old and Asian roots, with classic stereotypical family. So I live in london and am...
    muqu muqu 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Late January was the worst month of my life... I walk home from school and walk up to my house to find cop cars outside my house, I thought something bad happened. My dad finishes...
    Brittan1998 Brittan1998 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I just really need to let this out. When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    All my life I’ve stuck up for her, well she is my mother after all. There must be something decent about her otherwise why did she have me? My sister has always treated her with...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 Jun 26

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    As the new work week started, it was time to put Kimberly away for a few hours. As I got up, I looked in the mirror, barely recognizing my male face, I decided to do something...
    crosskimmy crosskimmy 26-30 4 Responses Jun 25

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    This is quite a mouthful, I'm sorry. I just need to write it out. When I was around 7, my family made the move from California to Washington State. Now, around 10 years later, I've...
    buffybellissimo buffybellissimo 16-17 Jun 25

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    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Surviving a narcissistic mother is a process, not an event. You probably didn’t grow up with the knowledge that you even had a narcissistic mother. You may not have known at the...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Jun 23

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    When you have a narcissistic mother, you are not taught how to care for the self. Instead, you are taught by experience with your mother that if you don’t guess what someone...
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    I have always felt like my mom and I are on opposite sides of the world. I have an older brother who is a top runner in his state, and my mother has always adored him and praised...
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I hate my mother. She is a lazy so and so who does nothing for anyone else and bullies my dad to make herself feel better. I recently had my second child and it took her until I...
    Amelia2015 Amelia2015 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Journal Entry No: 20 Bikini Lines I had the house to myself today finally. I was up all night the night before knowing I would have all day to finally be myself. I got up early...
    crosskimmy crosskimmy 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23

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    My heart aches and I cry as I read your posts and describe my experience. I understand what you all are going through and I give you my deepest condolences.I am 30 years old and I...
    Motherlessdaughter85 Motherlessdaughter85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I'm experiencing emotional distress because of my future mother in law, and it's making me feel guilty every day. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years, we're very happy...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    [ Rin Okumura, okay? This'll be kind of long. ] Okay, the definition for gender varies — based on either your biological state or what you decide to be viewed as. I'm born a...
    merelyvisible merelyvisible 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    My mother is crying, drinking her worries away in her room. Unfortunately, she won’t have a father to wish a Happy Father’s Day to. It is not that he is dead, it is that he...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    When my mom was 20, she was in a short relationship and got pregnant with me. My biological father decided to give me up for adoption. About 10 years ago, I talked to his mother...
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