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I Am a Single Mother of Two Now Adult Children

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    Guided By Pain.

    I am the single mother of two now adult children, both sons. When I married at age 19, I envisioned a two parent home and a happy family throughout my life time. Not to be. After 12 good years of marriage, my husband started drinking in secret. He always drank to get drunk and it...
    kruddle kruddle 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    Sudden Conflict From Adult Child On Alleged Child Abuse

     Suddenly, an adult child, 24 years old,  thinks she had a "bad" childhood, fifteen years ago. Far from the truth.  Although her dad was never around, and I protected the children from him.  Suddenly, I am a "bad parent." I am heartbroken...
    katielynnco katielynnco 51-55 3 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Long Journey

    I married for the first time at 19, and soon realised it was not working. From my background, however, divorce was unthinkable, and in any case, I was pregnant a few months later - so I just knuckled down and made the best of it, although I was never happy with him. But we had...
    Bumblebeeinabluebell Bumblebeeinabluebell 46-50 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    Live, Love, and Laugh While You're Here.

    ...and now in my early fifties I am having the time of my life. That has not always been true on this journey to here. But that is all past and everyone has a story. I have recently formed a charity group where we are helping the ladies active and serving in Iraq and...
    prtndr1044 prtndr1044 51-55 1 Response Nov 6, 2008

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    I'm a single mother of two boys a 2yr and my youngest is a month old both by different guys and both giving me hell its hard taking care of them by myself u would think they would...
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    To all single mothers out there! It's not easy being a single mom. You've to teach your kids everything. Feed them, clothe them. You're human and you're going to **** up sometimes...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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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    Need help with resources. Most resources are for children of narcissistic parents. I am a normal parent with narcissistic adult child who uses the grandkids against me.
    jaygee64 jaygee64 51-55 1 Response Apr 20

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    Hello I am wonder the oldest age that you have breastfeed an older child or adult.
    Kevin152 Kevin152 46-50, M Apr 20

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    Single MOM RANT! ok so this is a little off topic but I am a single mom I work 60hr a week as a nurse as well. I am 29 and a size 18 I cry and cring when I see my body I am upset...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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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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    i'm a single mom..my son want to sex with me..
    rennalyn rennalyn 36-40, F 8 Responses 4 days 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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    The kid who turned my entire living room into a blanket fort tonight... Yeah, that one. He's mine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Looking for daddy material not just some guy who acts like a child
    jan3ypop jan3ypop 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    My Son is 12 and his dad is in and out of his life all the time BC he has his new FAM. My problem is that I went through his phone and found out he has a girlfriend and he hasn't...
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Will I ever be enough? For anyone??Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Apr 15

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    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I love my own children, but I love my sponsored children as well! :)We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 17

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    "13 Things No Estranged Child Needs To Hear On Mother’s Day" http://www.mommyish.com/2014/05/07/estranged-adult-children-mothers-day/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I figured it was time to tell more about myself for my profile so here it is. I have two adult children that are dependant on me. My daughter is 23 and has aspergers, my son is 21...
    henlady henlady 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I decided in June 2009 that parenthood is not something I want to get into. The typical response to such statements is "you'll change your mind" or "this is just a phase you're...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 7 Responses Apr 7

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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 white mother of several biracial children. I have had a few affairs with black men in my community. I have gotten pregnant by my black lovers and had delivered their kids...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    im a single mother ..my son want to sex me..what should i do.?
    rennalyn rennalyn 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs 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 12 hrs 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 13 hrs ago

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    My daughter was molested by her stepfather. I found out recently that it went on throughout our marriage. And he told her it was my fault. What a monster. I come from a family...
    Poppycake Poppycake 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
    christiaan30 christiaan30 36-40, M 9 hrs 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 7 hrs ago

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    Due to some problem with my visa, I had to go back to China to live with my parents and find work there after studying in the US for two years. During these two years, I made sure...
    LouraMax LouraMax 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    She's stealing from my home! To elaborate, I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years, I've never liked his mother in law. She's 50 in perfect health, lives in a single wide trailer...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    So, this is the first experience that I'm sharing on this site, I hope some can relate to it. Excuse me for my english, I'm not a native speaker, so if you're a grammar nazi dont't...
    XYZoli XYZoli 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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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 5 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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    Leaving my boyfriend wasn't an overnight decision. I'd been going backwards and forwards about it in my mind for a long time. It wasn't about not being in love anymore, it was...
    TooMuchProsecco TooMuchProsecco 18-21, F 10 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