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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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    I Am An Italian Mother Of 2 Grown Boys/men.

    If your a mother from an old Italian raised family, you can connect. I have spoiled, but taught them well. To respect others, to cook and be self sufficient. I am very close to my sons and probably have to learn to let go a bit....definetly!  The next phase in our life is being...
    joannemm99 joannemm99 51-55 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    Mother Of 3 Amazing Grown Sons

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories in your group!!!!  Today is Mother's Day, and all 3 of our grown sons (19, 21 and 23) took time from their busy schedules (College finals) to be here for the day!  Even though there were trying times (most associated with driving...
    DeeDee1975 DeeDee1975 46-50 May 8, 2011

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    Parent's Birthdays

    I am curious to hear from other moms of grown sons what they experience at birthday time.  My sons are 25 & 22 years old now.When I was growing up birthdays were always recognized.  Not always a big party but at least dinner out with the family or something. For many years now...
    LibertyMoonbeam LibertyMoonbeam 56-60, F 7 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Boo-boos to Broken Hearts.

    Sometimes it was so much easier when the boys were young and my first aid was just bandaids. My youngest  is in the throws of a broken heart. And I don't have anything to fix this. No directions or instructions, just what hugs he lets me give him. I'd like to say the girl...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F May 20, 2008

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    4 Boys...why Does It Seem Like Ten?

    I am a mother. Yep yep yep... of four (4) grown sons. Guess now I can't say my boys...have to say my men. Gads...Can't quite wrap my head around that one. But they are 18-28. And there is sort of a formula for that...ten years between first and last.. 3 1/2 between first and...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Get to Play With the Baby

    Yeah!!! My oldest is coming to visit for a while today. He's on the move from NC to MD and is stopping by on his way.  So hustling and bustling around the house getting things extra just right. I get to play with my grandosn. yeah!!! So starting the ham, and getting...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F Sep 8, 2008

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    Mom:the Sequel

    Well. The much anticipated birth of my grandson came yesterday. Boy. (obviously since he's a grandSON). Jason. (son of jason...hmmm, i'll get back to y'all on that) 7.5 lbs. Healthy. shares his b-day with my hubs. I haven't seen him yet but I've been told all ten fingers and...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I've been watching my MIL through the pics on her retirement community page. It has really helped me move on emotionally. I can feel her energy shifting towards a new focus. She...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Here are some Words of Wisdom you might have missed out on list from fathers to sons: 1. Go for women perceived to be "out of your league". You'll surprise yourself. 2. Never have...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    https://www.gofundme.com/wze7fbms This is the main exert from my description. ".......The main reason we need money, is for my mother’s health. About a year ago she noticed a...
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know if I miss my mom, but. wish I had one I could miss. y'all write stories about things y'all did with your mom's and now she is gone and y'all miss her so much I can...
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am so sad. Mood swings now maybe, but i cannot deal. My life is a mess! I have been hit and had a controlling abusive father, grown up in dysfuntional family who i cannot turn...
    LibriArte LibriArte 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    That one phrase that always got used when I brought up how controlling she was: "Would you rather not have anyone to love and take care of you, like I did? You should be thankful...
    eristwhile eristwhile 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I spent my childhood and teen years living as an extension of my mother. My thoughts, my feelings, my opinions, and even my needs were almost always discarded in place of my mother...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I spent my whole life feeling ugly and hated, even though I wasn't bad looking, my mother made me like that, she would insult me, humiliate me, telling me I'm not good enough, that...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a single mother as well of 3 boys 6,8,11 yes I would also do everything I can to make sure they r ok but I made the choice to have them so I have to make sure I get out there...
    hisriderforlife hisriderforlife 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    So having a narcissistic mother who never seemed to care about me enough, who used me as leverage to get what she wanted all of my childhood, and who ended up abandoning me when I...
    CloudTen420 CloudTen420 70+, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey, I'm here as I no longer have a relationship with my mother. due to the effect her narcissistic behaviour has had on me, I made the decision that I could only be mentally...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F a week ago

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    I've realised that the thing I crave more than finding a partner and becoming a wife or mother, is that I just really want to be a daughter to a loving mother. At 26 I should...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Not sure of it's a typical EP break or if I'm just growing up at last. I haven't been very active on here for a while...which happens. I like EP and the interaction on this site...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F a week ago

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    My mother was raised by an insane woman, who happened to be my grandmother. The grandmother and the grandfather(who was a kind man) (my mothers parents)were 2nd generation...
    notPC notPC 56-60, F 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I try to have a relationship with my mother, even though I am nearly as intimidated by her as I was when I was a child. About a year and a half ago I changed my career, and she...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Classic narc family occurence; I got a letter from my father asking me to un-remember recent put-downs from my narc mother on several calls between September and November. After...
    Decaturite Decaturite 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I am 17. I attended a vocational program in high school and got my CNA when I was 16. I work very hard, I graduated high school early and I am now in nursing school. I work two...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F Feb 3

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    How Carl Sagan Put Things in Perspective Carl Sagan, now deceased, was one of the world’s greatest astronomers, and a gifted writer as well. ~“The Pale Blue Dot”, written...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses Feb 2

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    We were at a party this past weekend. It was work related but with spouses invited and it was a big gala, 4000+ people. In any case, my partner complained that no one talked to him...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Feb 2

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    After several days of not hearing from my girl. Mom. My health is not getting any better. I just can't keep anything down. And goes on to describe her symptoms. She also states...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I haven't seen my mother fourteen years. When I was three my parents got divorced, on christmas day. She was a lazy woman, had my eight year old sister feeding and changing me and...
    Jess9798 Jess9798 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    My mother is a severe narcissist, and my Father, the severe enabler. It took me a while to realise how his inaction regarding my mother's abuses made him as guilty as her. It's...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Hi so I'm posting here to write about my mother and how I'm affected with severe depression and anxiety because of her I don't like to point fingers or blame anybody but she is the...
    Pinkskiespinklove Pinkskiespinklove 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    My mother spent three days continuously calling me names and trying to press my buttons. She called me a ****, a “piece of Satan”, and a horribly sadistic person. She didn’t...
    JHicks28 JHicks28 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Promoting a Gender Reversed SocietyAs a radical feminist, I have many views that many would consider controversial. I am a huge advocate of petticoating and support any women...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a 27 year old third son out of four with NPD parents from New Jersey where I lived in my parents' house until I graduated from high school. I distinctly remember being 13 (and...
    dylster15 dylster15 26-30, M Jan 31

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    I have three boys but I am no longer a mom to them. my oldest I spent 3 yrs with then his dad my ex husband got full custody. he refuses to allow me to talk to my which in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 31

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    I have been dating my fiance for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Having experienced a roller coaster of baby excitement in recent weeks here's my lowdown on the reality of having a baby. Buckle up mummies..(or look away now) Having a baby-THE...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 30

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    I need to tell this to the world, hoping to find people that have the same situation as i do or give me some advice. My mother likes to call me a prostitute, a sl*t, a wh*re. She...
    tictactoe88 tictactoe88 22-25, F Jan 29

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    I am almost 16 years old and I left my narcissistic mother about 6 months ago. I am living at my dads with my stepmom, who is and was my only true mother because of all she did...
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29