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I Am A Mother First, All Else Second

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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 38 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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    Haha, not sure if this counts... I was in 7th grade, and this guy from Cambodia who went to my school apparently had a crush on me. I liked him back. We went to a friend's bat...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    read all the latest experience posts and they all by younger end of spectrum and i feel like its not chat for me that me being ageist?
    pollymaiduk pollymaiduk 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm in a very dark spot right now. My mother and I butted heads again over laundry. I'll admit, I love her very much, but, eerily like my father, who I love just as much, there are...
    AlwaysFacingtheFace AlwaysFacingtheFace 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just gave birth to my beautiful baby boy hayden on july 31st 2015. all of a sudden his father who moved many miles away to be with another girl and hasn't done a thing for him...
    iihumpchu95 iihumpchu95 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't start the conversation every damn time woman! you got lips speak damn it! lol hi but seriously don't allow the man to do everything
    Captain9Omega Captain9Omega 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I fell head over heels in love for my boyfriend. We met at a party, I was drunk and he was sober, he took care of me and made sure that no one took advantage of me. The next day I...
    CheekyXX CheekyXX 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Baby number one is due next year. I am so happy and excited. Everything is falling into place well. Each problem I have encountered has been resolved and the baby is being given as...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My mother was the perfect angel in the would! She would light the hole room up with just her beautiful smile... N we she would sing it would sound like the angels was singing with...
    1avezzie 1avezzie 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "There's nothing like a mother's love!" That saying and all similar statements really hurt me. Recently I heard a sermon from church where the priest went on and on about how "of...
    crewrt crewrt 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    My Mother doesn't care about me anymore, and she doesn't really care about the family. She only cares about her mother and her sister and her brother. She is mean to me a lot and...
    Villymo Villymo 70+ 3 days ago

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    Hi, my name is... Not going to say? It's a name I gave myself because I hate my own name. I don't know what this site is about, I just know I read a few trip reports from people...
    SadLifeForLife SadLifeForLife 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    are any of you mom's ? I'm 25 and a mom of two. when I was 20 and had my first child I moved out of my mom's house and kept a careful distance from her. I'm like most of you...
    thedaughterinlawfromhell thedaughterinlawfromhell 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've never liked to use the word hate. Not many people have made this list until now! Technically she is not my mother in law, she is my boyfriend's mother, and she makes me...
    rebekahmh rebekahmh 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember it vividly. It didn't happen that long ago, it was July 9th. I went to a rave with my friends, a lot of people from my school were going. So I figured, why not. A couple...
    ksandd ksandd 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Hello I am new to this site. I'm nervous and anxious and I cry nearly every day. I've been feeling this way for 2 years. I'm here today to ask mother in laws to read my story, and...
    kayepx kayepx 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F Jul 26

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    I love EP. It allows me to say and write things I don't want to keep in my diary. If anything, yesterday; I just went and burnt my diary of last year just because it felt, it wasn...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I was 11. I know, I'm a player. I was at summer camp and this guy who was 12, we were in the same cabin. Anyway, it was raining and everyone was in their cabins. It was a week or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 25

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I am a mother to two little girls a 3 year old and 18 month old. I have step daughters who are 18 and 13.... I have been married to their dad for almost 4 years. My husband...
    businessmom businessmom 26-30, F Jul 24

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    1 (As the title suggests, this is the second part of this story. You can read the first part by clicking at my story titled 'I will tell You a story about the first day of my new...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Ugh it was extremely embarrassing... I'm 20 years old and yesterday was my first time smoking pot. I'm clean of everything else. So It was not only my first time smoking pot, but...
    Maricopa Maricopa 18-21 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Im a 20 year old muslim girl. Part of our culture is we have arranged marragies where the mother or father of the guy comes to the girls family and ask for her hand in marriage...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    When we had to go for her biopsy, I kept telling people that it was probably not cancer. It couldn't be. The doctor said it didn't look like cancer so I held on to that. I knew...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I had lived next door to the kid since I was 5. He was a Mexican boy from Mexico. We were both 13. He tricked me into his house by saying he had to show me something. (I'm...
    BrandysGood BrandysGood 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Hi🙋🏻 I have just turned 21 years old & I am a mother to 5 children. 3 boys & 2 girls I would love to tell you my story. I graduated school May 2010 age 16 with 5 GCSE, I...
    Florence1994 Florence1994 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I'm feeling jealous, I started a relationship with my step father when I was 14 years old, I had his first child at 15 years old a baby girl, at 18 I had my second little girl, at...
    saxxygal saxxygal 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I Hate My MIL Experience Project: Stories about every Life Experiences Home Search Groups Stories Questions People Post 1 tarabull Me Content Removal Appeal It looks like...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I always thought that a man who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I hate spending time with fiance's mother! she is annoying in every way and right now we are on our way to spend quality family time uughh so boring and hate it with a passion. it...
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F Jul 18

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    I was there when his mother took her final breath. I was there to hear Amazing Grace. I was there when he held our dead child. I was there when he has his first mental breakdown...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My mom has been in and out of contact with me for a year now. Last night she blocked my husband and myself on Facebook. I called her this morning to say hi and she told me bluntly...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I come from a cultured family. What I'm about to share does not mean I don't love my nuclear family, it's something I've grown used to and accepted. I want to share this because I...
    hilodeluz hilodeluz 16-17, F Jul 17

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    Hello there, I would like to show my sad sad story which is true. My mother has kicked me out for the fourth time and as I write this, I am still kicked out. How does this all...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    I think some women don't realize how important the mother/daughter relationship is in shaping their daughters. My mom was a teacher, so she was more of a disciplinarian to me...
    sunkisd25 sunkisd25 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm 18 & I just had my first kiss! :) (last week) It was with my friend who is a girl & we've texted a lot & talked about how we both r confused about our sexuality & everything...
    Lovedance24 Lovedance24 18-21, F Jul 16