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I Am A Mother First, All Else Second

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MisunderstoodCat MisunderstoodCat 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
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    kashif93 kashif93 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    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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    I am in the middle of a rough divorce. This is not like the other times I have lost at love. I was married to someone else when my wife and I met and she was engaged. Long story...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    Reading your stories helped me a lot knowing I'm not alone. I was best friends with her between the ages of 15 and 19. By the time I was 17 I was madly in love with her but didn't...
    JohnDoe878787 JohnDoe878787 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    To be honest, perfectly, I have no concerns for my Son, except for the following:- My Mother was always wisdom, as wise a mother could ever be and the first rule of thumb that...
    democritique democritique 61-65, F Oct 3

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    You go through your phone to call someone. No answer. You call someone else. It goes to their voice mail. You leave a message. They don't call back. You text someone to see how...
    MysticLioness MysticLioness 31-35, F 50 mins ago

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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 5 Responses Sep 24

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 22

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    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    benjitaylor benjitaylor 22-25, M Sep 24

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    I'm just waiting. Waiting in the other room of this hotel, waiting to take my daughter 24 back home after she thought going to the other side of the country while being so sick...
    tikipink tikipink 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Im 21 years old and I am pregnant with my second baby <3. I had my first at 19 years old with a guy that wasn't right for me.Now Im married to my high school sweetheart and im...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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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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    I am currently going to a junior college about half an hour from my house. I need to transfer soon and me and my son will be on our own. It scares me shitless. I am insanely...
    etselec918 etselec918 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    My husband preferred fat, slips and stockings over intimacy with me. I craved romance. He craved dressing up and showing someone else online how he looked. I wanted to be wanted as...
    Phat4Ever Phat4Ever 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 6

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    So my NM called today. The only number she can call is my work phone all others are blocked. She left a message saying she is moving, in assuming bec since my father's died she can...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Ahh my sister in law's baby shower. An event thats supposed to be fun unless you have to deal with my monster in law. When we found out my SIL was pregnant I was uber excited and...
    MonsterInLaw0847 MonsterInLaw0847 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 23

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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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    lksmart89 lksmart89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I feel helpless. It really is out of my control. I don't know if there's anything else that I can do. I'm frustrated because I had just typed out a long paragraph and it got erased...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    The first time I ever laid eyes on K.L.Y. was at work. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. She has brown hair dyed blonde, beautiful green eyes, is very tall (5'9...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 day 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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    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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    One of my favourite myths is a Greek myth that some know but isn't really popular. It's the golden apples one about Atalanta and Hippomenes. Atalanta is left to die in the woods as...
    Stormbreaker101 Stormbreaker101 13-15, F Sep 25

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    Here's an update to end all updates... My mother-in-law has LEFT my father-in-law and has moved in with our former landlords-these landlords are friends of my husband's family...
    mnh1982 mnh1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    After my first womanless beauty contest my mom started getting calls for me to do modeling work. Apparently there is a place for boys dressed like girls for catalogs and mall shows...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T Oct 3

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