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I Am a Single Mother of Two Now Adult Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8 People

    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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    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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    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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    okay so ive written like 4 stories in this group concerning my mother in law Linda Maxwell and the things she likes to do, used to do to me, and what she is currently trying to do...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 33 mins ago

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    She created me, she welcomed me into the world and much more. Without our mothers we would not be here today so I think we all need to admire them. Right now both my parents are...
    CD51031 CD51031 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was about three years old my mother beat me so hard I remember she put vaseline on my bum because it was so red. When I was older I got to pick which belt I was going to be...
    BenBrin BenBrin 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    As I stated before we adults should have our own section and minors/teenagers should have their own. It's none of their business what grown people talk about. Go away. You are...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I will state this now, I do not support this group. So, I shall dive right in to this. Many adults, see teenagers as irresponsible, arrogant, ignorant people. They say that...
    Corresponding Corresponding 13-15 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am single because I choose to be single so that I can get myself together. Nothing"confusing" about this right? ??????
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Today is my daughter's birthday and I been feeling unhappy about it. I know she's only 9 years old but I feel very sad that I haven't talked to her that much. Whenever I try to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    If you're a mother of small children, you know dinner time can be a battlefield. However, I am pleased to announce: for 3 nights running, there have been ZERO complaints/rejections...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    "I am married to being single". For the same reasons people who know me agree with the above statement, are the same reasons why I am married.
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Yeah. Of course this site should be adults only! Screw the kids! Why should we respect them!?!? We have a superiority complex over those stupid inferior kids. Ban them from the...
    Shadowknightt Shadowknightt 13-15, M 12 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am recently single and now feel like a one night stand
    kaseyfromsouthport kaseyfromsouthport 22-25, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    It was part of growing up in picturing my wedding with my own prince charming, then reality takes over the fairytale eventually. But as for children, nothing silly where girls...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Girls: Ruby, Faith, Alexia, Charlotte Boys: Ethan, Logan, Tai, Lister Last two for each are my parent's names
    nighthawk56 nighthawk56 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    More than anything. 19, 18, & 16. Been with their dad for nearly 2 yrs now. Long story. I work to pay child support, my car payment (for transportation to work), & my phone. Living...
    wiggs42 wiggs42 41-45, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Mother who gave birth to me, when I was a kid the birthday of my mother had no money to buy gifts for my mother, I loved my mother, mother suffered life to nurturing the talent I...
    haryanh haryanh 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    The child who is more likely not to accept that their parents questioning them is important, or irrelevant, is a neglected child, and has learnt the true significance in being...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    i took guardianship of a baby 6yrs ago who has been diagnosed with mental retardation autism adhd and is non verbal im venting be cause he needs fencing everywhere i contact says...
    beckylouwho4544 beckylouwho4544 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    DID YOU SEE THE NEWS ABOUT THAT BASTARD?!?!?!? The babygirl's stepfather?!?!? BASTARD!!! The poor 3 year-old was thrown into the pool by her stepfather or soon to be stepfather...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm recently married. I'd only met my MIL once before, & she seemed nice. She wasn't overly friendly or anything, but not rude or unkind, either. A surprise pregnancy led me to...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I've been single for awhile now, but most of my friend aren't jerks about being in relationships when I'm single, and most of them still make time to hang out with me despite being...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I have twins. Two teenage girls that makes me worry more than they should. I love them, but do that job alone is really hard.
    ChinaseGirl ChinaseGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    took a few days off work to enjoy the last few days of summer with my sweet boy! today I am grateful!
    infinitymdc79 infinitymdc79 36-40, F Aug 24

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    But not for long..... Dad has been completely absent since January of last year (has it really only been that long? - it seems like a lifetime). Getting married in November to a...
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I have raised my son on my own for 10 years. His father chooses not to be part of his life or help contribute financially. Between school and sports, I have no me time or time to...
    bleweyez bleweyez 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 23

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    I feel so overwhelmed! between work, kids, house, divorce, looking for another place to live, bills and men!!! men and their lying crap. leave me alone!! I've got enough jobs that...
    lajmlove1 lajmlove1 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    My stepson ' s mother walked out on my husband and him on Mother's Day when he was 6 years old. It turned out she'd been having multiple affairs. She moved 1000 miles away and did...
    fnoell72 fnoell72 41-45, F Aug 22

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    I settled down too early because I was desperate to have children. I chose the wrong guy. Deep down I'm sure I must have known all along but hormones take over and I needed to have...
    whatsthefuckingpoint whatsthefuckingpoint 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    You have seen my photos so I do not need to give a physical description other than I am about six feet tall with an average build. A few years ago, I was involved in an auto...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M Aug 19

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    My son starts first grade tomorrow, in a new school... lol... "new"... of course he saw some of his friends from kindergarten in the stores getting school supplies... he's nervous...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Actually I am 33 weeks pregnant now and I am expecting a son in the beginning of October. I have a mix of feelings now, I am so nervous but very happy also with my first child on...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F Aug 18

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    But that's not all I am to my children. I am everything under the sun rolled into one. Mother is so much deeper than just giving birth to your children. Being a mother is my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    i am not alone.. but i want to be. he is still there idk how to tell him i dont want to be together anymore..its more than me feeling bad that we wont be a family.. i dont know...
    luvlybombchell luvlybombchell 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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