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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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    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'm in a very dark spot right now. My mother and I butted heads again over laundry. I'll admit, I love her very much, but, eerily like my father, who I love just as much, there are...
    AlwaysFacingtheFace AlwaysFacingtheFace 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just gave birth to my beautiful baby boy hayden on july 31st 2015. all of a sudden his father who moved many miles away to be with another girl and hasn't done a thing for him...
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    My mother is my role model, my inspiration, my guide in life... She has been such a good mother..Given me so much love.. And now that I have become a mother myself, I wish to...
    anabela29 anabela29 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    A Raw Deal-When my marriage was on the rocks many years ago I wanted to return to the the United States with my children ages ,after all I was their mother,but my husband was...
    CherishedChocolate CherishedChocolate 41-45, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Baby number one is due next year. I am so happy and excited. Everything is falling into place well. Each problem I have encountered has been resolved and the baby is being given as...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    "My the good Lord be with you down every road you roam. And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home. And may you grow to be proud, dignified, and true...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am a single mother of 3 kids under 10 , I am really finding this so difficult and wish I had a significant other to take this burden off of me
    bomchelle27 bomchelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been single for 5years now I'm starting to feel like thats how it will continue to be.
    sisiyah sisiyah 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a single mother. I got raped when I was 14 and gave birth to my daughter when I was 15. At the time my mom made me call her dad, Conner. He abused both of us so I left to live...
    11Taylor11 11Taylor11 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I need advice. I have a four year old son and his father left out of his life wen he was 1. He has now remarried and has two other children with his wife. recently two weeks ago...
    ChloeBlue88 ChloeBlue88 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    and yes i don't get along with her because most of the time as long as we start a conversation an argument begins. she is like 59 this year and i am only 16. The age gap is wow i...
    nicole155 nicole155 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I have someone special but no husband. I have 2 children, grown now
    ownedpaula ownedpaula 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Feeling overwhelmed!! Working 2 jobs while going to school and trying to be a good mom to my 12 year old. My to-do list is never ending.
    Grasshopper2Ninja Grasshopper2Ninja 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have 3 grown children an 2 gran BABIES My son is still with me at the age of 26 this month on the 26 ain't that something. He does for me and helps me around the house. I'm able...
    yvettemae48 yvettemae48 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am so delighted to have discovered this page this morning. So much so that I have sat down with the biggest mug of tea so I can comfortably type away to people who share the same...
    EEC1988 EEC1988 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Life is harder financially and logistically, but so much better in every other way. :) Raising 3 boys.
    punkrockprincess0314 punkrockprincess0314 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My season of singleness has been going on for almost 3 years now but I must say I love my life, my relationship with God and I'm extremely blessed to have, enjoy and raise 3...
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was a single father after my divorce. I raised my two kids alone with no help from their mother. So I honestly understand how hard single mothers have to work to keep it all...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I am a single mother of a 4 year old little girl who is soooo sweet and so smart and a 1 year old girl who is so funny and can literally carry on a10min conversation with you. I am...
    brittany011 brittany011 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    20 weeks and 2 days pregnant! I am more than half way through this pregnancy:) I can't wait to see my little boy. Mommy loves you more than anything in the world, every time I feel...
    mommytobenicole mommytobenicole 13-15, F Jul 27

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    I was raised by a single mother and still to this day am amazed at all her sacrifices and steadfast dedication to my sister and I. My father stopped coming around when I was 3 so...
    Hockeydad33 Hockeydad33 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    My fiance and I have been together for 5 years now (engaged for 1 year). I have 2 adult children (out of the house) and a teen son 17 still at home. He as one 24 year old...
    meetmeonthepier meetmeonthepier 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F Jul 26

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    By the age of two my mother and I were on our own. My father was an abusive *****. Not sexually abusive. He was just a violent and unstable kind of guy. Too much for my mother to...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I've dated a man who loved my kids he was a good guy helped all he could but family and friends seemed to think I was putting to much on him and I didn't mean to but after we broke...
    lindsaydawn20 lindsaydawn20 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm a single mom with 4 kids and it does get hard but i know with God anything is possible
    lindsaydawn20 lindsaydawn20 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I really admire single moms i find them so attractive if there are any single moms from uk i would love to hear from you. See how you get on and manage.
    vidzzz vidzzz 18-21, M Jul 26

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    Have Standards!!!Your a single parent now, so you need to have standards and dealbreakers and remember to meet men not just add notches to your bedpost!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have recently been watching my 18 month old nephew, and unlike his much older half-brother when he was of the same age, the toddler is the Energizer bunny constantly on the move...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I am a mother of five biracial children. When I was 16 I got pregnant on the night of the junior prom. When I was 21 and in college, I was dating a black man. We were dating and...
    blondemomathome blondemomathome 36-40, F Jul 25

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    I am a single mother of 4 kids. My kids ages are 9, 11, 16, and 17. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. My kids are well behaved and respect others as they have been taught by me.
    familycamping familycamping 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Hello everyone are you tired of the daily hassle of getting to work? The traffic, the limited time, the expensive gas, etc. Tired of struggling financially? The daycare, sitters...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am currently 7 months pregnant with my first child. I am finding it hard to function these days... Its like you can't run from your mistakes or your problems you just have to...
    AllaboutCarver AllaboutCarver 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Being a single mother is one thing but being an only parent is a whole other thing. The father of my children would rather be out using drugs then caring for his children. I am...
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Why Am I Sill Single? It is a question I am getting as I now enter middle age. I just think that I am one of the most selfish people I have ever met. There is no one telling me I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Why Am I Sill Single? It is a question I am getting as I now enter middle age. I just think that I am one of the most selfish people I have ever met. There is no one telling me I...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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