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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am my mother's only living child and the summer I turned 12 she needed a complete hysterectomy like yesterday. She had been putting it off for several years and couldn't wait...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    This is the second time I have dreamed that my mother died. My mother is alive. The first time I dreamed my mother die was maybe 10 years ago and it's been so long ago that I don't...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have been going through a tough in the past couple years I'm also recovering from reconstructive surgery on my knee I'm not 100 percent and she used to helped me out she doesnt...
    Robyned Robyned 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Have you guys heard of the bralette, the kind that I have on it is a little see thru, and there is no under wire at all for shape, but I do sleep in it at times, it is very...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 10

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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 6 hrs ago

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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 40 mins ago

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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 9 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry in advance if this post ends up a little long, but this issue is very, very important to me and I want to make sure I get my point across well. I'm a fresh graduate who...
    HelloBones HelloBones 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This isn't as serious as other cases I have seen, but I have a story to share. I was bullied for about two months. It was when I started after school care at a place called...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    My mother died of breast cancer when I was five years old. It was almost 50 years ago and I still fill with sadness when I think about losing her. I was severely depressed as...
    ddcaa ddcaa 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's been 2 weeks now since my mm walked away and things are still falling apart for me. He still hasn't called or nothing. Me and my mm became business partners, I trusted him...
    rosylovecheeks rosylovecheeks 26-30 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My mother's always been the same way, but I'm not enabling that kind of behavior anymore so anytime she says anything in the form of passive aggressive bs** I call her on it by...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    "Mommy." My sleepy eight year old said. "What,baby boy?" I answered. "I love you, Mommy. I want to be with you always. Why can't I stay,Mommy?" He said. He had asked that same...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Hi all. I am new here and for the last 3 years my mil has been a nightmare! From day one she has been telling my fiancé ridiculous things about me. She tries to convince him that...
    areyna88 areyna88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Better Not To Know-A few years ago I had the option to know my birth parents identities,in 2011, to be exact. I turned 21 that October,but not quite yet. My sister was 19. Mama,our...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Honestly, I don't remember a whole lot about my mother. I lived with my grandparents ever since I was a baby so I didn't spend a whole lot of time with my parents. I do remember...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My parents are divorced. I was still very little so I've always remembered my parents being separated. I loved my father very very much. (I'm speaking in past tense because he...
    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I heard in the news about an abortion clinic being sued because the man was older than 21 and I think in this case he was the step dad. The girl was younger than 16. In my case , I...
    Feelingfunny Feelingfunny 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have always thought my mother is selfish. I am 23 years old and I am still being treated like an eighth grader who is still fighting for his independence. Most of the times, I...
    wirrywoo wirrywoo 22-25, M Jul 4

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    It's been almost one month since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate your advice or kind words! Here's a little background on my story: I'm 21 years old and I've lived on my own since I was 17. I'm going into...
    hylouie hylouie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Hello there! I'm writing almost as it's happening. I discovered the term NM, recently, and since then, I have been gathering information on how to act in order to 1st, stay sane...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Since the day I met my gf I am very attracted to her mother. Her mother seems liked me more. She said she loves me for her daughter. My gf mother is really pretty. She has love and...
    shadowrecruit0027 shadowrecruit0027 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    have briefly read some of the stories around this topic and I feel only some have merit as some are clearly petty and a joke! However I will tell all why I hate this f#cking c#nt...
    sayitlikeitis101 sayitlikeitis101 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I really feel really alone lately. I have a mental disorder. BPD- Borderline Personality Disorder. I know this definitely stemmed from being sexually molested as a very little...
    PastelJewelpet PastelJewelpet 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My mother died November last year when she went to visit her mother in there native country I had just made it there but I was too late we had to bury her back her native country...
    anthonysahin anthonysahin 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm still working through the pain of being emotionally abused for 40 + years. I found information about daughters of narcissistic mothers. It has helped. But the pain is still...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My mom and father both smoke. Dad had quit for a long time and then a family friend got him back on it. I resent her for it. My mom hadn't smoked in years. Then one day when we...
    jcylee99 jcylee99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Everyone was where I live. I don't particularly like it nor was I very grateful for it. Too often was it done out of anger and inconsistently in my home. Also, sometimes I'd get...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    When I was in 7th grade my mother left my family for half a month because she was fed up with my dad. All he ever did was love her. Ever since then, she hasn't apologized and came...
    ConverseStar29 ConverseStar29 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Celebrating my 1 year of going no contact. It is unbelievable what a year i had. I got married and had a baby boy. I went no contact after she refused to attend my wedding cause...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    It's been just three months since I lost her and I feel that the pain will never lessen. Especially since she won't be there for advice when I have children or be there to help me...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know, tonight I just lost it, someone brought the subject of mothers up. its really ****** that all we have in life is time, the only thing we calculate someone's lifeline...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M