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I Am a Single Mother of Two Now Adult Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 7 People

    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 3 days 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 9 Responses a week ago

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 days 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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    27 year old twin sons I had at only 17 by a man 10 years older than me.21 year old son and almost 20 year old daughter I haven't seen in 13 years(Daddy kidnapped them). A lot of...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F Jun 28

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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 6 Responses 1 day 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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    Even though its tough most of the time I enjoy spending time with him. His father is no longer in our lives due to his different priorities in his life. So I try my best to make up...
    WonderAlot WonderAlot 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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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 4 days ago

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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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    Until things are better financially, my family & I are under the same roof as my mother for now. We had coinciding hard financial times, and at the time, it seemed logical to be...
    LizNiki LizNiki 26-30, F Jun 26

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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 5 days ago

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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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    I have always dreamed of developing a bonding relationship with kids of mine. I've always wanted to grow up get married and have a little girl and boy. An ideal dream family of...
    FireAndDesire FireAndDesire 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    What an amazing woman! She had a horrendous childhood but somehow she overcame all of the hurdles life threw at her and is the most generous, kind, funny & warm hearted mum in the...
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F Jun 24

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    Single for two hours now and atruggling
    traceygx traceygx 26-30, F 23 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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm never going to forget this guy I met (almost dated) he told me his story about being an orphan and his child abuse from his foster parents it changed me forever how could...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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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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    Sometimes I just feel like there is this gaping hole that my mother cannot fill. I have four younger sisters, including a baby, and my mom just doesn't have time for me anymore...
    aislinn33 aislinn33 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Single now broke up with the ex I didn't feel the distance was working and I just wanted to friends cause it wasn't fair on her I felt . She didn't take it too well
    jakekelly97 jakekelly97 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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    (First of all, English is not my first language,so, please, forgive my mistakes) Last mother's day, I went thought a list of: 'The greatest things my mother has done for me' I read...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Does anyone else with depression or ADHD have that problem with their family? Like they think "OK well you're on meds now so you should suddenly be your old happy, productive self...
    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F Jun 25

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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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    I spent the last 11 years spending my entire life savings in a long, drawn out custody battle for my son, who I lost custody of to my ex-wife when he was two. On July 4, 2010 I...
    OneLostFather OneLostFather 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    But The Adults Were the Worst. When kids bully other kids, although that's bad enough, it's not unusual. Kids could be mean. It is almost expected that most children will...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Currently, I'm at my relative's house. Many of my younger cousins are here, too. 7 kids....no, 7 nightmares. Two of them surpass the rest in awfulness. Those two hellions egg the...
    RantingCuriosity RantingCuriosity 18-21 4 days ago

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    Sitting at the table with my mother alone eating different meals. She says "I have some bad news" I said "like always" She said "this is a different kind of bad news" I...
    SaraSunshinePeaceLover SaraSunshinePeaceLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8