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I Am a Single Mother of Two Now Adult Children

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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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    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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    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 a single mother of an 8 yr old boy and a 2 yr old girl. I have been doing this alone for a while. I try to encourage their father yo have a relationship with them but it's...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm a proud single mother to a beautiful 7 year old daughter. I love her with every fiber of my being and wouldn't trade a moment with her for anything. I've found life is much...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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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 9 Responses Sep 10

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    I am a working and single mom. I have adopted two girls soon after they were born to women who put them up for adoption. I am unable to have children so I adopted. I cherish the...
    momandher2girls momandher2girls 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 15

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    I have 4 children from two relationships. 2 from each man. Had my first child at 16. Ended my relationship with my child's father in 2009. Although I'm seeing someone, he's not...
    Lauren122288 Lauren122288 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    People keep saying I shouldn't have had any children if I need to ask for help so I don't ask for help even if I need it I just try to make a way it's not like I woke up and said I...
    lilacbeauty lilacbeauty 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looking For Single, Attractive, Handy-Man/ Mechanic. No Job, Lots Of Money And No Hopes of a Relationship Willing To Spend All Of His Time Fixing Things I Have Broken. Leaky...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I am a mother of a 16 year old son, even though he's 16, he will always be mummys little boy:) being a single parent has it's pros and cons, but i wouldn't want to reunite with my...
    SarahMom1978 SarahMom1978 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    So now my baby boy is 7 months old already. He is my everything. It seems like he knows what his mom went through so he is kinda good baby. I tried not to think about his bio...
    diemnicole diemnicole 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am a single mom after several years of being married and a few kids.
    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    But my fiance and I just aren't financially ready. We're not even sure that we'll have a roof over our heads next month... God blessed us with a basement apartment, our own place...
    KittleSub KittleSub 26-30, F Sep 8

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    So I have a son who is about a year and a half. I am also pregnant again. Same father. He told me as soon as I got pregnant again he wanted nothing to do with me relationship wise...
    DarlingAnna DarlingAnna 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Well my daughter is all hyper as can be! At 11pm wth who gave her sugar? More then likely her grandma! And I'm over here like I just wanna close my eyes and sleep and pray this...
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    My daughter is my world and I love that she's a girly girl but she does like getting messy too.... Hope everyone enjoyed there weekend
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I am 8 weeks postpartum and going through a divorce. Hardest thing I have ever experienced. Wish I had more money :(
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Share my story... ok, I'll put the short version :) I never wanted kids and honestly am not sure if I'll have any more. When I was 20 I got pregnant with my boyfriend at the time...
    shelhart137 shelhart137 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    You Can Close Your Eyes....."Well the sun is surely sinking down,but the moon is slowly rising.So this old world must still be spinning roundand I still love you....It won't be...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 15

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Through the years family and friends have and many still are homeschooling their children. We homeschooled our son for one semester when he was in the 5th grade and vowed we would...
    Soullovr Soullovr 56-60, M Sep 5

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    Ive been single for awhile now and I want to get back into dating after my ex cheated on me 3 times. And im 14 and I want a girl that wont ever cheat on me and im a tough guy to...
    stanmagicman2 stanmagicman2 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I have been single for two years and I'm tired of being single!!!!!!
    theonenibodylikes theonenibodylikes 13-15, M Aug 24

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    I'm single and starting to not like it at all I'm also a single mother and let me tell u I guess when guys see me and my daughter they look the other way thinking I'm married or...
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    Newly single mother of 4. A bit lonely & scared...
    Beckarae Beckarae 31-35, F Sep 9

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    People automatically assume I'm dumb and uneducated and on welfare!! That's so funny to me.. I guess people don't realize that just because black women have more that 2 babies they...
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hello ep, I'm Emma and I'm 40. I live in Yorkshire with my husband John and our nine, beautiful, annoying, loud, mischievous, hilarious children. Seth is 11;Daniel is 10...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have completed school and the examinations required to be a certified veterinary technician (CVT). I worked at many animal shelters in Texas while I was in school and there are...
    maybeIshouldnt maybeIshouldnt 22-25, F 7 mins ago

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    "You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” – Jessica, age 8 I've read quite a few people...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's been awhile friends... Ive been in no contact for over a year. It's been GREAT. I waited to share this story until I was ok, and then came a period of not wanting to talk...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My MIL has been living with us for 3 years. It's been hell from day one! She is lazy, vain, a liar, always has her nose stuck in her bible and tries to get you to believe like...
    yellowflower12345 yellowflower12345 46-50 1 hr ago

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    Me and my girlfriend have maintained a very good relationship for the past years despite the difficulties and problems that cropped up. One of these problems has been my girlfriend...
    fireblastm fireblastm 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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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    ISLAM 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL LASHED TO DEATH UNDER SHARIA LAW by Babette Francis, April 30, 2011 Sherene Hassan, secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, is an energetic...
    Awareandawake Awareandawake 36-40, T 6 days ago

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    well all I can say i'm 4 months pregnant and I am only 16 and not ready to be a mother. plus my baby father is not around so it better I give my baby a better life I just need help...
    mira454 mira454 16-17, F 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I've been a single parent since my son's father left the country when I was 3 months pregnant. To be fair his visa didn't allow him to stay and the pregnancy was not planned. The...
    rainbowdolohin rainbowdolohin 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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