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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am currently a single mother with 3 kids. I was married when I was 23 and in college. I have been divorced for 3 years now. My sons are twins, age13, and are freshmen in high...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F Apr 18

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    For years I have thought of my first Mother's Day. Of being able to claim that title. For years on Mother's Day I have mourned the child that died in my womb. For years I...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 13 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I really need some advice- sorry I've been posting a lot recently I know! My narc mother now realising that she can't contact me through phone, email etc and started turning up at...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Since last night I went back and forth, I would start to write this post and then .... I would delete. Some times I even completed the post but never found the courage to actually...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 10 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I came across this post, funny right at the time I have to make this decision. My choice is to move to a town 5 hours from my city life, leave a good job to move into a house with...
    Jackson0422 Jackson0422 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i I don't hate her I just can't stand her sometimes!!! I bump heads with her daily its exhausting. we think so differently and I think we both hate to be wrong so in discussions...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    No one makes me more mad than this lady. My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years and 3 months. We've been living here sense weve been together 4 months. Sense then I have...
    nooneyouknow26 nooneyouknow26 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Even though we have gotten into many fights over the years, we recently had a huge fight that made me realize that i dont need this woman in my life. i had sent her a well written...
    marissa0630 marissa0630 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I want to applaud all Mothers that raised and loved there children. Mothers Day is almost here and its a sad time for me. I was left on the church steps just a few hours old in a...
    NewWoman42 NewWoman42 41-45, T 4 hrs ago

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    Somehow, I dare to say, even your child, mine, or hers didn't make it to live with us; I do think that we still deserve the title. There is something, no one talks and knows about...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I don't even know where to begin. I got married 3 years ago and only few months into my marriage her true colours started showing. She hates me. She hated me since day one. I haven...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've only been married for a few weeks and my MIL didn't show her true colors until after we were married. Now she is backstabbing and trying to put a wedge between us. I've...
    notinmydeck notinmydeck 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm here on my couch stressed wanting to cry holding on to an anger that i really want to let go of but have no one to talk to, and I can't run as i wish to do because I'm 7mths...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am sorely, deeply in need of guidance. I have four children, two beautiful daughters and two magnificent sons. After years of a crumbling marriage (loss of homes, security...
    Caroline1229 Caroline1229 51-55 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I hate my mother in law. She is mentally ill and her children (who are wonderful) are codependent towards her. She is mean to everybody, but claims that it is out of love for...
    TSSfemale32 TSSfemale32 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    My fiance and myself have been seeing each other for right at 5 years, everything is great.. Except his devil mother. I don't know how to deal with her, she's very outspoken and...
    Savannahw70 Savannahw70 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 19

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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I am a mother of three children. Four counting a daughter of my husband's by another woman. And, all of them are grown now, but I will always be their mother, and will always love...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm reeling from my past and how it's affected my present and destroyed my future. I was a horrible person and partied it up for so long. Then I just decided to change. I didn't go...
    CatTH63 CatTH63 22-25, F Apr 16

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    Unfortunately I do. She is the best and the worst. The best because she's the only mother I will ever have and the worst because she turns people against me and tries to separate...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am a mother of 5 grown ups. 5 different attitudes that a mom will adjust and nurture. Being a mother is not easy but very fulfilling when you see your children growing up with...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am a single mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters. They are all very adventures, respectful toward others, happy, great kids, and good students.
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Me to my sons: Aren't you forgetting something? My older: what's that? Me: To go to bed. It's almost an hour after their usual bedtime. And I decided to gloss over the fact that...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    My mom is gone now. She died in 2007. I cared for her through her journey with cancer and have felt I never regretted anything. It was an honor to give back to her some of the love...
    GailC240 GailC240 46-50 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am a single mom with 3 kids. I have 2 sons ages 23 and 27 and my daughter is 25. All of my kids are on their own degreed, working, and married. My oldest son and my daughter...
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    This week has been sorted by break for my daughter so it's been lots of fun activities to keep her busy We start the day off with her reading a book for her class then the fun...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F Apr 16

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    My guilt tears me apart for saying this. Now, as I'm approaching adulthood and is a full time student in college, my mother can't seem to comprehend what is happening to me. She...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    i just joined this site today because I was looking online for information about narcissistic personality disorder and found this site. I do not know much about this disorder but...
    lacyworkman lacyworkman 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F Apr 27

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    As Sacred As God Himself-"Your mother is God to you. She carried and nourished you within her body for 10 months. No one. Not I,siblings,or spouse can ever do the same for you. She...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 8

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    my mother has never been much of a mother as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I think my mother is psychotic...I'm not sure how to deal with her anymore. I'm 17 and I have been dreaming of the day when I turn 18 for so long now. As long as I can remember, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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