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I Am A Mother Without My Children

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    If there is any accomplishment that I would like to be known for in my life is that I have done a good job as a mother. My children's interests and needs come first before...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F Aug 25

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    Today was one of those days. On December 25th my mother will have been gone for 20 years, and two weeks before that I will be experiencing my 30th birthday, and also FINALLY...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hate is a strong word but I seriously dislike her. She has never been a fan of mine...she is a very strong woman. She gave birth to five children who are her life. Her oldest...
    FiestyJacqueline FiestyJacqueline 31-35, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    I'm not altogether sure we are supposed to have lifetime intimate relationships with our children. I am estranged from my son AGAIN for the seventh time. He is 46 yrs old. I have...
    Ub12 Ub12 61-65, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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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    My mother lies to create conflict between me, my sister and our dad. Her and my dad are separated but she still does it. Her family blame my dad but it has become obvious to me in...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    My daughter's 2nd birthday is coming up. I am making a habit of making something hand-made for my daughter for every birthday. For her first birthday, I made her a Waldorf Doll (I...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note on here because I’ll be leaving this forum at the end of the month. I’m sure if my MIL pulls a fast one on me or my partner...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses Aug 28

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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 8 Responses Sep 10

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    I haven't spoken to my 32 year old son in 4 years. I still cry about it, especially during the month of the "sentinel" event. I still can't believe it actually happened. We'd...
    confusedinmanyways confusedinmanyways 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    My adult children are treating me so abominably, it's shocking. After years of trying to heal this extremely dysfunction family (family counseling--alone--for 18 years), I now...
    5THCommandment 5THCommandment 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I found out the genders of my twins yesterday and it has reminded me of how I no longer have my mother to share this joy with. She would have been with me and my husband at the...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    "Before becoming a mother I had a hundreds theories on how to bring up my children. Now I have seven children and only one theory: love them. Especially when they least deserve to...
    BlessedAndThankful BlessedAndThankful 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    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 5 days ago

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    We stayed right here for the last six evenings of our honeymoon in June, besides a torrential down pour when arrived at Male airport we didn't get any more rain. Our total stay was...
    Gilmaoq1174 Gilmaoq1174 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Clearly this wasn't your working experience - And that i am sorry for that. We're consistently engaged in conferences and trainings to produce an company-vast comprehending that...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response 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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    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 1 Response Sep 10

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I got a call the other day from my birth mom. The DNA was wrong she stated. The director of VS told her "although I can not release any identifying info to you, I'm looking at your...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
    TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit 16-17, F Aug 28

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    My first post about my passive aggressive mother, an explanation: EP Link I've been doing some research on passive aggressiveness and found that it's an actual personality...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F Aug 28

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    First time posting! So happy I've found this haven! My MIL is the epitome of evil and just today she pulled the most evil stunt of our 10 years of dealing with each other. First...
    blopez24 blopez24 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Oh gosh it is so hard but such a relief that there has been no contact with my mother for over 2 months now. But I fear everyone else is getting in on the act too. I have 3...
    ignoredeldest ignoredeldest 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    First, my condolences to all the mothers and fathers who have lost their child(ren).On January 7th of this year I lost my baby girl Aidan. I went in to early labor at 5 months. I...
    LonelyWifeInGA LonelyWifeInGA 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish I can be everything you need, I would love to answer all of your questions with confidence and knowledge... But I'm far from that I am no good. I cry every night. I am weak...
    Neblina27 Neblina27 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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 Sep 7

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    My mother died almost nine years ago, the day before I turned 14. It's been a long time but I never stopped missing her. She was a wonderful mother and a wonderful woman. I'm glad...
    Troianne Troianne 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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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 is immature. When I talk to her about her actions she changes the subject. I have an older and younger brother. My younger brother is rich and my mom babies him (as she...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 Sep 8

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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 Sep 8

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    I love my children SO much, but sometimes they get on my very last nerve! I'm pretty sure children have misbehaved since the beginning of time. It's hard as a parent, though, to...
    Sarahberrycakes Sarahberrycakes 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Kevin was admitted to exercise for a Barrister and Solicitor in October 2013 and enjoys soccer, rugby and paying time with mates.Conditions that require divorce are hardly ever...
    Yolandajn652 Yolandajn652 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yesterday was four months since she passed and I've been doing better. I don't know if it's because I've been keeping busy or because I've put a really thick wall up. My mothers...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Aug 31

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You know, we respect our mother if she respect us. We help her out with things, we show her love and happiness but when you say jokes things to her she'll get so bitchy with you...
    SarahTheHunter SarahTheHunter 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    We have a long and warm summer this year, where the children have been wearing shorts almost every day. In that situation, it is easy to administer a punishment (the few times it...
    Susanna3 Susanna3 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I'd be lost without my catS. I was a rescuer of homeless cats. I didn't go looking for them, they came one by one by one.... I have 12. :-0 ...yup.. omg! But you want to hear a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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