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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I definitely admire single moms. I was a single mom when I was 16 and in high school. I have two pregnant daughters that are soon to be single mothers. I give them all of my...
    bustymomanddaughter bustymomanddaughter 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Hi to everyone... I am a single mother and I'd like to share about my experienced in my life. I was working alone with my only princess. She's now at my sister, she's coming three...
    Anjelay Anjelay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Big props go out to those single mothers out there. They've got to be the father and mother of the family and that has got to be sooo tough. Not only that, but single mothers are...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 18

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    Well I am truly a single mother now. Not that I wasn't before bit my ex was a phone call away if I needed someone to watch my daughter. Yes, he acted like that was doing me a favor...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm going to share something personal to break the ice further. I am a single mother. My ex husband and I got a divorced when our daughter was 2 and now she's 4 and I'm still...
    Loovvee Loovvee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm just a single mother of a 2 year old boy that kid is everything to me and i've done tons of questionable **** just to make sure he was fed and has a roof over his head
    HoodratBarbie HoodratBarbie 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was 24 years old I married with my childhood friend. Getting married is not easy for us. Both parents didn't agreed with us. But in the end both parties agreed to make us...
    Redrose28 Redrose28 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes as a mother I feel so lost. I see other parents who have clearly got their s*hit together. I take my daughter to school and feel like I don't fit in. The mothers are...
    CandiIsMastersLittleSlave CandiIsMastersLittleSlave 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 17

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    I was once married to a man. Together we had a daughter, Kylie Marie. While I was eight months pregnant with out next child, Joseph, my husband left me. He wanted nothing to do...
    Mommieslove Mommieslove 46-50, F 15 Responses Jul 4

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    I feel Alone. Im 22 and im a single mum, when i found out i was pregnant back in 2013 my daughters dad left me and told me he didn't want nothing to do with me or our baby. I felt...
    Toriaxo Toriaxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Young adult 20 who would love to be able to meet older women like you're selfs even if it's just being friends I love the compony of older women
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I believe in my ability to parent my daughter and teach her all the things a mother is supposed to teach her daughter. My concern is the possibility of daddy issues later. As of...
    ah2013 ah2013 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am in a predicament. My daughter will be 3 this October and her biological father has not called or contacted about her since her birthday last year. We were together while I was...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    so hard to be single mom and 4 months pregnant
    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    So ******* irritated. I have pink eye. Which us highly contagious also have a 10 month old to take care of. I've been using the only one good eye I have all day to take care of him...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have 3 beautiful angels 2 boys 13 & 9 and my princess is 6 weeks. Their father left me when I was 7 months pregnant. Him and his new girlfriend Served me with divorce papers when...
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    The daily struggles, financial burdens, trying to maintain my health and overall sanity is starting to get to me. I am a single mom of two. One with special needs and the other an...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have two wonderful boys and two girls. I had my first son when I was 20 my second when I was 22, When I was 24 yrs old I had my first daughter and my last when I was 29. In my...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    How Funny Is This....a site about having a Narcisstic mother with only 500 members! Are there so few Narcisstic mothers Really!! Or just so few adult children who recognize it and...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a 25 year old single mother of 3 children under the age of 7. I have a low paying part time job (the first one i've been able to find in 3 years) and my own vehicle. We lost...
    KayCoffie25 KayCoffie25 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    When I was little, I used to say that I would have 20 kids when I grew up and drive them all around in a school bus. But now, I truly long to be and desire to be a mother. I can...
    SadFacedDork SadFacedDork 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I lost my mother last year. She'd had many pregnancies, and she was being a surrogate for her infertile friends. She was carrying twins, too. This added extra strain. She went into...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Been single for about a month or two now and I just don't like it. I just don't like be alone. I want to meet a girl/boy, in real life or online, who'd want to date me. I'm tired...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's been just three months since I lost her and I feel that the pain will never lessen. Especially since she won't be there for advice when I have children or be there to help me...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Yes, i want to be frank.. Obviously, this would surely turn your heads away guys.. Yes, i am a single mother...but i love my kids.. I have a boy and a girl.. 9 and 10.. I've been...
    Raisa26 Raisa26 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Single for two hours now and atruggling
    traceygx traceygx 26-30, F 22 Responses Jul 13

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    It's strange to me...people say I'm this attractive, smart, kind woman and that I should be able to get any man I want but I've been single almost two years. Now, I have been...
    kbabe0181 kbabe0181 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm okay with it, it doesn't bother me very much right now. I'm okay with being single for right now, doesn't mean I want it, just that I've come to terms with it. I have my whole...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Apart for wishing my children the best for their life, my greatest wish (if I ever caught a wish-fish) would be for all young wives or girlfriends not to get a mother in law from...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    July 29. Have Some Fun. Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life! We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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    When I look at the types of guys getting girls, making setapes, being loved and having children, I feel completely lost, nobody has ever respected me enough to be my partner, women...
    ccheckkrack ccheckkrack 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    people keep telling me to stop being bitter. my mother tells me to stop , and to realise theres someone out there for everyone. ive met a nice girl my age on ep, shes lovely. only...
    thesinistersix thesinistersix 22-25 2 hrs ago

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    I wasn't able to carry a baby to full term so when my sister called me 3 days after her daughter's 12th birthday I jumped at the chance to take my niece into our home. We had just...
    Megit Megit 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been single for around 5 months now, I know its not that long, but im ready to move on and find someone who i can really relate to and be with. There is this one girl who i...
    jagart01 jagart01 18-21, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm single for almost 5 yrs already and yet I can't find the right man who I wanted to be with.
    jemaopinion jemaopinion 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    "Mommy." My sleepy eight year old said. "What,baby boy?" I answered. "I love you, Mommy. I want to be with you always. Why can't I stay,Mommy?" He said. He had asked that same...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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