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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    What's not to love about this mothers helping their sons is great mine loves to help me and still does
    Ant35 Ant35 31-35, M Aug 29

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    This human being I called my "mother" is not what she appears to be; motherly, caring, quiet, sweet & innocent. Here's how I found out I got married few months ago, husband and I...
    sydnew sydnew 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    On one hand she is a caring, supportive individual to all her loved ones, friends, and extended family. Almost a doormat. She always had a stable career, although we moved a lot...
    beauty1000 beauty1000 41-45 a week ago

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    I used to never get along with my mother. Now I'm postpartum and she helps me so much. I really appreciate it.
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    My mother has always been a vile and vicous woman. She lives to make everyones life a living hell. When I was a kid my parents would always fight. When I was 9 years old my...
    nexus321 nexus321 22-25, M Aug 27

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    my husbands "mother" is a real piece of work. not only is she a compulsive lair and backs tabbed, her delusional sense of entitlement has created a situation where she is blocked...
    Bellalight Bellalight 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm gonna say I'm in a pretty good place with my life, finally. Got a wonderful husband to be who I love with every bit of my heart. Got 2 wonderful step sons in my life who look...
    mrsmitchell15 mrsmitchell15 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    On may 10th my son, we are English btw married his girlfriend who was born and raised in Ripley Tennessee, The girlfriends dad is a pastor, he married them.All he kept telling me...
    essexdad5 essexdad5 51-55, M Aug 18

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    Actually I am a mom of four teenagers. I have two boys and one girl in that category. My sons are 14 1/2 and 16. My daughters are 13 and 18. It is never a dull moment here at...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Not as strong as I'd like to be. :) I love my kids who are all grown now. They all have issues, some more serious than others, I wish they were more mentally healthy and that they...
    emayess emayess 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    season seven the last season of sons of anarchy starts tomorrow
    petealoop petealoop 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I gave birth to my daughter France on July 5th 2008 in Perpignan. She was early, and very tiny at birth. She is healthy, and has grown into a very sweet, and beautiful six years...
    Okeeffe Okeeffe 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I came across the term NM a few months ago, and now I can't deny it...my mother fits it perfectly, down to the general causes of it. My mother was severely abused by a...
    UnicornSpirit UnicornSpirit 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Throughout most of my life, I've been closer to my mother then to my father, for various reasons, we don't get along. My mother has been the overprotective and controlling type...
    Gregory1990 Gregory1990 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never knew her; she took off when I was just a few weeks old, and she never came back into my life. Heck, I didn't even know what a mother was until I was 4 or 5, and then 'mom...
    MissKatalogue MissKatalogue 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am listening to Something Real by China Anne McClain and Kelli Berglund on YouTube from the Disney movie How To Build A Better Boy starring China Ann McClain and Kelli Berglund...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 17

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    I resent My mother. My parent Divorced when I was 10 yrs old. Me & My twin lived separatedly from our other two younger siblings as a result of their separation. We were brought...
    uulalaa uulalaa 41-45, F Aug 17

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    My dad says I can wear whatever I want at home. He bought me a skirt. A pink one. When I wear it, I wear only my skirt. I'm kind of growing out of it, you can sort of see my junk...
    gayandproud13 gayandproud13 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    My mother has slapped me, called me numerous, belittling names, and abusive curses. When she is angry, she will hit me and she will have that look in her eye that will make you...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    They're gonna kill your sons.... 
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M Aug 26

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F a week ago

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    one sided phone conversation have you ever has those? where you pick the phone and mother seems to have a conversation on her own, despite whatever you said? example: mother...
    fien fien 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is a tough thing to admit, and for some years I thought of it as more of a love/hate - relationship. But there is little love left now. Only hate, frustration, anger and then...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Im here because I love her, and im not sure what to say or do because she is so volnerable. My sister in law lost her mother when she was 6 years old my husband was 10 there...
    HopeandHeartache HopeandHeartache 31-35, F Aug 21

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    I've been told I'm grown up for my age, I like to think I am. I try and work at it, take responsibility for myself and my actions. Lots to learn and Rome wasn't built in a day. It...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 Aug 22

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    "I don't understand you always get what you want so why are you like this." But what I said in my head made it hard to breathe because it was the truth. "I want him to stay, but...
    Augustends Augustends 16-17, F