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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I joined this forum just so that i can put my experience with my mother in law in writing. so here is the story. I met my husband in college. we were first friends and it turned...
    Aleksanrda Aleksanrda 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    As a sensitive, creative, artistic and brilliant child all I wanted was for my mother to love me. My mothers response to me when she first saw me as a baby was that I was "ugly and...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Well, after a really bad fight with my mother (it was 10000 times worse than ever and I had to block her on FB) and a horrible altercation with my sister in law that involved a lot...
    pixiedust0415 pixiedust0415 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I have a really strict mom who spanks since 3-4 . She used most if her time training me and my siblings. Well, her work wasn't wasted , my and my siblings are clever and I'm the...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had my first real gay experience with a good friend of mine when I was 17 and im now 24 and havent done anything since cause im not out at all.
    realredmist92 realredmist92 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not a single Mother. I hate to burst your bubble, but it's true. I have nothing but admiration for single Moms. You ladies do a fantastic job raising your children alone. You...
    romanticsoul55 romanticsoul55 51-55, M 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    A bit of background on me first. I am 3 months post partum with our 2nd son. 6 weeks after my first pregnancy, I looked like my pre pregnancy self again. No stretch marks. Well...
    kendrao kendrao 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Excuse me if this story is a little mixed up or hard to read. It's tricky to piece everything together in an orderly way, especially since I don't recall much of this from memory...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My marriage is in trouble. We are just over a month married. My husband is 51 and has been living with his mother in somewhat of a husband/wife situation for many years (since...
    W0eIsMe W0eIsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    My dad, the big tough guy that he is, always warned me about screwing up. He was raised with that sort of idea, he believed in it. Thankfully, I am an only child and his little...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My mother has been passive aggressive my whole life yet I just realized it in my early 40's. My father died 3 years ago and that's when her PA really escalated. The first 6...
    alleb1990 alleb1990 41-45 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I was born in South Korea to a Black mother in the US Army and a "local" [Korean Mother/White Father] father. When I was 1 my mother left Korea with me claiming sudden assignment...
    DiemLibre07 DiemLibre07 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    When I was younger my home environment wasn't the best, and I thought I knew everything that I wouldn't end up in the same scenario. In fact I did start of differently I had a "I...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Ugh... so my mom is very loving and supportive, but she's also lazy and crazy. I know that those are common adjectives, but hear me out: my mother is obese and doesn't have a job...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F Sep 23

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    I feel I must give you a little back story. My sister is about 4 years younger than me and has always had a bit of a competitive side. I guess I was never paying much attention to...
    Trinitey779 Trinitey779 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm 17 and my mother and I have never had a very good relationship. Recently things have gotten a lot worse. A year ago I found out my mother was cheating on my dad and all hell...
    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I just want to share my experience with you all. I've never come across a story like me.... My marriage is on the verge of collapse and It's all attributed to my mil. I've been...
    trufflecake trufflecake 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Me and my girlfriend have maintained a very good relationship for the past years despite the difficulties and problems that cropped up. One of these problems has been my girlfriend...
    fireblastm fireblastm 26-30, M Sep 23

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    It's been just over three months since I changed my phone number and initiated no contact with my mother, her husband and my aunt. Since going no contact, there was a death in the...
    ankhgirl ankhgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Ok so I haven't seen my mom since the year I was born (no joke) she left me and my day left me now I've been living with my fathers mom. Everybody thinks I'm living the life but I...
    Dope112 Dope112 18-21 1 Response Oct 11

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    It’s only been three years since you passed away. I still think about you every day. I miss you so much. You were always there for me and our small family. There was nothing I...
    chloeforever chloeforever 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I miss my mother very much. I think of her every day, thinking back on all the good memories she left behind. I have not visited her as often as I'd wanted, since I do not live...
    Tullo96 Tullo96 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I should start out by saying that I have never, ever had an argument with my daughter(s) in law. I was determined to be the strong supportive mother-in-law who respects her...
    ChantyWife ChantyWife 66-70, F 17 hrs ago

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    2 and a half years ago I was dumped by a male friend, who I would consider the best friend I’ve ever had. We connected on every level and I had never emotionally been as close to...
    iwannaLIVE iwannaLIVE 22-25, F a week ago

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    Well, since the cost of my mother's care will go up quite a bit I have resorted to begging for money via GoFundMe. Lol It't can't hurt...but I don't high hopes of it helping. Long...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't really remember what age I was but I would say it was around 7-9. I was touched by my best friends father. Now, I have known this man since I was born. I don't really...
    Minuwee Minuwee 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    It's been awhile friends... Ive been in no contact for over a year. It's been GREAT. I waited to share this story until I was ok, and then came a period of not wanting to talk...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Hello, I feel as though I should apologise in advance of the really long rant I'm about to have..thank you so much if you read any, let alone to the end. My husband have been...
    RedCurlyHair RedCurlyHair 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    One time my mum wanted to spank me, I was 32. Not going to happen. I know I was wrong to swear at her, but she really annoyed me the first few years I was a mum, and this day I...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    bebepinerst bebepinerst 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I know most of you would probably say "How the hell could you hate your own mother? She's been taking care of you since you were an unborn bla bla bla." I'm very aware of what she...
    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    My monster in law has ruined lots of special moments during my wedding preparations this year that I will now only remember with sadness and lots of anger. But one her shining...
    MonsterInLaw0847 MonsterInLaw0847 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    So my fiance and I are getting married next August, at which point we will have been together nearly 5 years. Our relationship is very strong, we truly are perfect for each other...
    WifeToBe822 WifeToBe822 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    growing up my mother never wanted a child she wanted to be a fashion model a designer own her own clothing line and marry a guy who was a bad man with no job a bad past and had a...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F