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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sitting at the table with my mother alone eating different meals. She says "I have some bad news" I said "like always" She said "this is a different kind of bad news" I...
    SaraSunshinePeaceLover SaraSunshinePeaceLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I was emotionally abused by my mother all of my life. The abuse started as i was 9 and continued till last year. As i lived with my parents in my mother country i was hurt every...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Hello there! I'm writing almost as it's happening. I discovered the term NM, recently, and since then, I have been gathering information on how to act in order to 1st, stay sane...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I feel crippled knowing I want and still need emotional support. Yet I know it will never come from my mother. Now I understand why I always looked for mother figures throughout my...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Well I am truly a single mother now. Not that I wasn't before bit my ex was a phone call away if I needed someone to watch my daughter. Yes, he acted like that was doing me a favor...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Unintentionally Neglected My Oldest-I have been so caught up in bemoaning the lost of my son and daughter to their father I forgot to mention they aren't my only children. Way back...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    My mother in law is the most annoying person in the world. She drinks like a fish. She smokes like a factory, and somehow she hasn't dropped dead yet. I'm one of her two sons in...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 3

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    To my beloved Cairo and Mykah kidnapped to Russia and Israel in 2001. Hey babies. It's Mommy. How are you? I hope you're doing great, but your Daddy won't let me talk to ya'll. I...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Through all my financial hardship at raising my children alone and working so hard with long hours, I look at them now and and the people they've become. They're humble and...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I love my three sons, Elijah (15), Ethan (6) and Evan (3). They are my joy. They make my world go around. Elijah, with his caring nature he protects his siblings from everything...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 7

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    27 year old twin sons I had at only 17 by a man 10 years older than me.21 year old son and almost 20 year old daughter I haven't seen in 13 years(Daddy kidnapped them). A lot of...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F Jun 28

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    Light and Lighter-I am Black with a chocolate complexion. I had identical twin sons with a Puerto Rican. He had black hair,olive skin,and green eyes. My boys came out with curly...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F Jun 29

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Does anyone else with depression or ADHD have that problem with their family? Like they think "OK well you're on meds now so you should suddenly be your old happy, productive self...
    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F Jun 25

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    I think when I was about nine or ten years old, I realized my mother was doing drugs. When you're a little kid, that is definitely a big deal, and with everything being shoved down...
    OldAbandoned10 OldAbandoned10 22-25, F Jun 30

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    My mil is a retired kindergarten school teacher. She is so annoying when she talks to others and me because she talks to everyone like they are 5 years old. She is a complete...
    SharonJ08 SharonJ08 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    my 43 year old daughter is in the process of dealing with breast cancer. She noticed a lump in her breast, but was probably in denial and didn't get it checked right away. When...
    RecLucy RecLucy 56-60, F Jul 12

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    I got pregnant with my oldest son at 14. I was given a choice, have an abortion or move out. I left. Well, technically I was put up for adoption. I stayed with the dad as long as I...
    jypseekatt jypseekatt 36-40, F Jul 14

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    My mother has always been a rather unpleasant person to be honest - when I was a child she would occasionally hit me and as I got older she would be a little more creative, once...
    Fedupdaughter Fedupdaughter 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    (First of all, English is not my first language,so, please, forgive my mistakes) Last mother's day, I went thought a list of: 'The greatest things my mother has done for me' I read...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    my mother 38 and my neighbor uncle having relationship for 2 year after my father, so she is pregnant of 2 years my mother is not willing for apportion so my uncle and we all...
    tarur tarur 18-21 Jul 10

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    Hi all. I am new here and for the last 3 years my mil has been a nightmare! From day one she has been telling my fiancé ridiculous things about me. She tries to convince him that...
    areyna88 areyna88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    My parents are divorced. I was still very little so I've always remembered my parents being separated. I loved my father very very much. (I'm speaking in past tense because he...
    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Hi to everyone... I am a single mother and I'd like to share about my experienced in my life. I was working alone with my only princess. She's now at my sister, she's coming three...
    Anjelay Anjelay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm still working through the pain of being emotionally abused for 40 + years. I found information about daughters of narcissistic mothers. It has helped. But the pain is still...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm only fifteen, and up to the time when I was ten my mother was caring, supporting, and everything that a good mother could be. I actually remember seeing her cry after having to...
    kacekohl kacekohl 16-17 4 days ago

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    I see all these posts and stuff about hating our mothers (and don't get me wrong, it's only the thought that did actually have to touch her that stops me from throttling her when...
    AliceRigby AliceRigby 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    My mother was my father's caregiver from 1989 until his death in 2010. She refused to ever accept that his increasing disabilities would cause his death, and refused to use his...
    South1977 South1977 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I had to follow their “Advise,” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I began dating my wife in October 2012 and met my in-laws in November of that year. My father in law is a celebrity in Mexico and Internationally. The family of my wife while we...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    Until things are better financially, my family & I are under the same roof as my mother for now. We had coinciding hard financial times, and at the time, it seemed logical to be...
    LizNiki LizNiki 26-30, F Jun 26

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    I lost my mother last year. She'd had many pregnancies, and she was being a surrogate for her infertile friends. She was carrying twins, too. This added extra strain. She went into...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    She's incredibly intrusive on his business. I have been dating my boyfriend for close to two years, and she had been whining the entire time. Now, I understand that she's his only...
    mergern07 mergern07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    This is true. But I've realized that if we knew then what we know now, after the fact, then we would have missed out a lit if valuable experience. At least for me, I know that I...