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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 61-65, 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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    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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    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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    I am 25 and a single mother. I have 3 children. I have full custody of my youngest and joint with my other 2. I am in a horrible situation right now and in need to vent. I have...
    nikabelle nikabelle 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Well that baby grew into a boy who became her pride and joy. He loved her like no man could. And her heart finally felt peace, because she finally understood God's love... And as...
    DanniBelle1121 DanniBelle1121 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I'm not a single Mother. I hate to burst your bubble, but it's true. I have nothing but admiration for single Moms. You ladies do a fantastic job raising your children alone. You...
    romanticsoul55 romanticsoul55 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a question for all you other mothers out there (and anyone else who want to chime in). I am a single mother of a ten year old. I have been single since before I had her...
    Unexlove Unexlove 26-30, F 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Yes I am a single mother. I got pregnant four years ago (I was 22 when I got knocked up from my boyfriend at the time) I wanted to keep the baby but he disagreed and we broke up...
    heartall heartall 26-30, F Oct 12

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    The single mother scene is taking it's till on me. I have to pretend I'm stronger than I am.. And to be honest I just need to rant for a minute. I'm not a complainer but I'm...
    Maybaby24 Maybaby24 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN MY LIFE, BUT ALSO WORSE BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMPLICATIONS THAT CAME BEFORE THE BIRTH AND JAIL TIME. SINGLE MOTHER WITH THE BEST LITTILE BOY IN THE WORLD AS...
    meeksbam meeksbam 26-30, F Sep 29

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    Sometimes I get overwhelmed, tired and frustrated raising a little boy on my own. 8 years of this. Work all day then turn on the mommy duties till 9pm rinse and repeat, 5 days a...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    Today I just want to scream and cry but I have kids who depend on me. People were not meant to raise children alone. I have zero family near by and m just having a hard day. Thanks...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 7

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    My daughter texts me: “I am having an amazing day.” “Why?” I text. “Everything,” she responds. My daughter, my first-born, my twenty-year-old, is a junior in...
    missingtranslation missingtranslation 46-50, F Oct 2

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    It's amazing that the moment you have kids and stop going out to bar to save up money for your kids, your friends disappear. I'm a single, 25 year old, college student mother...
    smilesofazombie smilesofazombie 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Boy no one told me that it was going to be hard. I love my kids with all my being. Never regret having them, because they have changed me for the better. I just wish the absent...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Its tough;( but life has to move on ;(
    bing26 bing26 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    I'm 21 and in school and work on Saturday ... Will it ever get better?
    megs101 megs101 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 6

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    Sorry, I'm not on here to find a man, nor to find a date. Please, do not send messages inquiring about this. I signed up to share my experiences and to know that there are others...
    KindKTea KindKTea 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    My baby doesn't stop crying😰 even with my moms help I feel like there is no end to this....
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I am 22 and I already have a 2 years old daughter. Am I happy? Proud? or am I sad? ashamed? what do you think?
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 13 Responses Oct 16

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    I am currently going to a junior college about half an hour from my house. I need to transfer soon and me and my son will be on our own. It scares me shitless. I am insanely...
    etselec918 etselec918 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm nineteen years old and the same week I found out that I was pregnant, I found out that my ex was cheating on me. I wanted the baby from the beginning and I begged him and...
    kortney95 kortney95 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have no idea why. I am a very nice, sensitive, fun-loving, passionate, caring man. I am the type of guy a girl could take home to her parent's & they'd totally commend her on her...
    sweetmedic sweetmedic 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I have been single for years now. I don't know when that special someone will come.
    vrb46254 vrb46254 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    as i re arranged the furniture in my living room today, i couldn't help but feel nostalgic. i have this wooden rocker. it's not the prettiest or the most fancy of chairs, but it...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 Sep 26

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    I am a mother of 4 children. 2 children wit my first husband and 2 with my second husband. My 16 year old daughter had been complaining of pain and swelling in her thumb for a...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Nudity isn't necessarily erotic; Children prove this to us everyday. In American society, however, we have been taught to believe that if someone is nude, we have to think of them...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So my fiance and I are getting married next August, at which point we will have been together nearly 5 years. Our relationship is very strong, we truly are perfect for each other...
    WifeToBe822 WifeToBe822 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    It is an article about autism and it is adressed to the parents of autistic kids but it has so much valid advice that I decided to share it unmodified. To the people wondering why...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Oct 14

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I always thought I wanted at least one child. I even almost had one. Gave birth & everything.. Then had a funeral. Then years went by, and then a few more. It doesn't really seem...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    My mother is controlling to the point of insanity, she has decided that I have been texting far too late at night so she has set texting and calling restrictions between the hours...
    missbnewyork missbnewyork 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Mother Nature is so Beautiful. I love her. She takes care of me and in return I have to take care of her. Sometimes she cries. Sometimes she is very cold. Sometimes warm. So many...
    sistahsky sistahsky 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I am both a mother and grandmother. I am a mother of seven and a grandmother of three. Four of my children are on their own. I have two kids married and two out of state college...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 26

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    I raised my girls completely on my own for the last sixteen years, since they were two and three years old and even before then, their dad was never really completely there for us...
    Mermaiden333 Mermaiden333 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I've been talking about Mom a lot in therapy. I love and respect my mom but I feel like she doesn't respect my ability to make an adult decision. I have spent the last two months...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 Sep 30

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    Wow. Never done this before. Please no harsher than necessary judgement... Where to begin? Easy-really never planned for kids. Was married five years to very successful...
    canirunaway canirunaway 46-50, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I love children very dearly so I got moved with orphans and thats what I do. Adopted some and looking for ways of keeping at least more. Searching for friends who can be of help...
    blessedcentre blessedcentre 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My mother has only laid her hands on me maybe three times in my entire life. She worked all the time to support my siblings and I. I looked up to her. My oldest brother is 23, I'm...
    Psymonshadowblood Psymonshadowblood 18-21, F Oct 14

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    My husband and I are invisible to our dil. Married 20+ years with 2 daughters. Her parents live close as well (as we do). We definately get left overs. It could be worse (as I've...
    dogpoo dogpoo 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I joined this forum just so that i can put my experience with my mother in law in writing. so here is the story. I met my husband in college. we were first friends and it turned...
    Aleksanrda Aleksanrda 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 7