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I Am A Mother First, All Else Second

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    I am the original person

    who created this group a few years ago when I used a different name. I realize now what a mistaken ideal this was and will be removing myself from the group. When you completely devote yourself to a person or job or hobby, you lose part of yourself in the process. This includes...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28

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    So hard doing this by myself:-( hard with no

    mother around to help at all. Hard in general. I'm trying for my daughter no matter what with a job and everything else. I hope she knows I am trying my hardest for her. She's my world wouldn't change it for a second. :-)
    skipper02 skipper02 26-30, F Dec 7, 2013

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    My Child:)

    There is one thing in this life that I am very sure about,is to always put my child first.
    angelwithoutwings angelwithoutwings 26-30, F 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    My Most Important Role

    Becoming a mother was all I ever dreamed of.   Its what I love about me the most.  That I am my child's mother.  Often times you'll hear me ask, what was I thinking?  I've said that quite too often these past few years as they have been very trying for us. As a divorced...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    My Mother's Selflessness

    I think my mother put herself on hold as she was raising us. She put us first, always; and she was second. I remember one time when I was little, we were having dinner and there was one small succulent piece of chicken left, and we both reached for it, then she gave...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 35 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    First time posting! So happy I've found this haven! My MIL is the epitome of evil and just today she pulled the most evil stunt of our 10 years of dealing with each other. First...
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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...
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    I was alone that day got bored at home I was watching from window on road one girl was walking I saw her in salwar she was so feminine there was no one on road suddenly she makes...
    sronal sronal 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 3 and a half years ago. It was my first boyfriend and I feel head over heels in love. I was 17 years old, a senior in high school; 4 months...
    kaytothep93 kaytothep93 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 12

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    First of all I'm a night owl, and my mind always starts to wonder about that time. I love just sharing random thoughts memories or beliefs with someone and I always hope they will...
    alikatkat alikatkat 18-21, F Sep 17

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    But now I am creating someone else's first painful breakup experience. I don't want to be that person. I still love him, but I am not in love. He is 5 years younger that myself and...
    pamnanet pamnanet 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Villas share a hydra spa, gasoline barbecue in addition to a heated swimming pool, with entire kitchens and every one of the features.Trip rentals provide the usefulness of your...
    Temple2516ja Temple2516ja 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    it is funny when i look back on what i would consider my happiest time in life and all i can see is my childhood, i struggled to find that happiness that had a a kid and i have...
    detniat detniat 26-30 4 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F Sep 14

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    Throughout most of my life, I've been closer to my mother then to my father, for various reasons, we don't get along. My mother has been the overprotective and controlling type...
    Gregory1990 Gregory1990 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I am married to a wonderful man who has an insane mother. A little over a year ago, I purchased a house with all my savings and money that my mother had willed to me. The first...
    thegreatestunknown thegreatestunknown 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    After this I don't remember much, I don't even remember what happened after that day. But I do remember living in another town in an actual house. I remember my first friend ever...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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    It happened in 7th grade, June 13th at the age of 12. I was a bit of a average/late bloomer. Well, on that day I decided to dress cute and wear a skirt, which I never wore in the...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F Sep 22

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    It happened in 7th grade, June 13th at the age of 12. I was a bit of a average/late bloomer. Well, on that day I decided to dress cute and wear a skirt, which I never wore in the...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s...
    answermyprayers answermyprayers 26-30, F 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    My story is up on my profile under "I am me, I am you, I am them". This one is for something I witnessed and decided to stop, there are several incidences like this, but this was...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    My mother's name was Margaret Mandarinka Simza. Her middle name was the Slovak word for "tangerine" because when she was born, her parents had no food in the house except a basket...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I'm 24, male, straight, single, blah blah blah. This story - at it's most recent point - leaves a lot unwritten. You need to understand that it's 7 years in the making, with all...
    benjitaylor benjitaylor 22-25, M a week ago

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    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Sep 17

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    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Sep 17

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    About a year ago I became responsible for my own clothes. So when some article of clothing goes missing, I notice. Lately I noticed that some of my hoodies are gone. I wear hoodies...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    I want to love my mom but I just don't. It hurts me to say it and I wouldn't tell her that because I care about her as a person, just as I care about anyone else's feelings. When I...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F Sep 1

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    Four days straight of crying because of my mothers death. My father remarried rather quickly after her death. He has done so many things to hurt me and my sister . Everyone around...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    I think the reason I cry so much when my mum says horrible and filthy things to me is because I love her so much. She will verbally abuse me daily and it will effect me because I...
    Aishcc Aishcc 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    She whined for years that none of the 4 boys wanted to take over the family farm. She wanted to retire with a nice chunk of change and listed it for over $400,000. 5 years later...
    delisi1007 delisi1007 41-45 3 Responses Sep 16

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I've never been keen on relationships. Growing up in a house full of women being raised by a single mom just about did me. As I got older I couldn't see myself giving some one my...
    ConfusedTeenGirl ConfusedTeenGirl 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Esoteric. I looked around at all of us and wondered if we were adopted. Nine of us. My brother is the oldest. I look at the picture of us all arranged chronologically...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F Sep 22

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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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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Too Spoiled To Be Away From My Mother- "I will do this! Ready his lunch!" My father impatiently took the brush from my mother and began forcefully yanking the brush through my...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    As a person who is absolutely proud of being able to deal with difficult or unpleasant people with grace, I have hit the wall with dealing with my mother in law. Here is a woman...
    Xiramat Xiramat 26-30, F Sep 22

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