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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 15

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    Apart for wishing my children the best for their life, my greatest wish (if I ever caught a wish-fish) would be for all young wives or girlfriends not to get a mother in law from...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses 21 hrs 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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    I feel so alone right now.. I just want someone to talk to, I can't take this anymore. The broken life I've grown accustomed to is falling apart.. I should be glad since I'm...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    The Disposable Child-When I was 7 my mother sent me to my non-American biological father for the summer. Unbeknownst to her my father had taken his own life shortly after she last...
    Namur92 Namur92 22-25 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    100% I Do ! I understand women may need a career to help support their family or to just feel important in life.A woman that is a stay at home mother is in my eyes the best mother...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Maybe not "hate" but I STRONGLY DISLIKE her! But its getting there... Is that bad? She still has a long ways to go! :( The funny thing about it all is we used to really get along...
    Story0fMyLife Story0fMyLife 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was little (from age 2 to about 6), my mother would put on scary masks or draw on her face with my brown magic marker to look scary, and chase me around the house, until I...
    ceruleansee13 ceruleansee13 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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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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    When I was 24 years old I married with my childhood friend. Getting married is not easy for us. Both parents didn't agreed with us. But in the end both parties agreed to make us...
    Redrose28 Redrose28 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    With all the things a woman can be, a mother is the greatest. Love to all you mothers out there. This is the hardest job so just showing appreciation to you all. You're doing an...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    It would be ideal for a child to have both parents there to raise and be there for them. Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world where this can always be the case. Once...
    sandybeaches4me sandybeaches4me 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I thought I would get married to someone I met in college the way my parents did. I'd heard their story. They were on a biology club field trip to the ocean. My mom, a freshman...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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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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    Today, My mom wakes me up at 9:00 in the morning so we can go to my dentist appointment. when i get home, she says we are going grocery shopping. She goes to get 2 plants from home...
    Dwayne281 Dwayne281 13-15, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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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 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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    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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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me and mom have this love hate relationship, it basically all started when I was young; she was a workaholic and my great-grandma for 19 years, has been my mom for me and my best...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 Jul 18

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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 a week 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 Jul 18

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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...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response