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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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    Bad Mother

    I hope I can be good mother to Kate.  I don't want to be a bad mother to Kate.  I saw Nancy Grace  in March.  There were a mother went out drinking all night and leave her kids alone.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Afraid-less

    I'm not a mother yet and don't know if I'll ever get the chance being one either.  One thing for sure, if I will be, I am not afraid being a bad mother cause I know, I'll do my best being the best mother ever.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 3, 2011

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    My Daughters Weddding

    Night before wedding had too much wine and ended up slapping my daughter.totally my fault and cannot come to terms with this. It had been a stressful week do not care for her chosen groom and found difficulty with this. Was at the wedding it went well but i came home after meal...
    ellen01 ellen01 61-65 Sep 24, 2012

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    Spitting Image: As a child,

    every time I looked at my mother, I swore I'd never turn into her. She was a good person, but a horrible mother. And for that reason, I am afraid of being a bad mother... So much that I highly consider never having kids at all. I remember my mother well. I remember the things...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F Jun 21, 2014

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    Signs

    I worry about being a bad mom, and then look at some of the signs that are out there, and feel better.  What signs, you say?  Like the one at the riverboat casino...."Do not leave your children in the car"  ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME?????? Or I watch the...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I'm Not One Yet...

    I don't have any children and have no plans to have any in the near future. Someday, though, my boyfriend and I would like to once we both feel we're ready.The thing is, I'm not sure I'll ever really be ready. That's not to say I won't do it- I may end up doing it despite not...
    rachynymph rachynymph 26-30, F Jan 8, 2010

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    My Boyfriend Has A Son

     I'm a only child (on my mom side) soo im selfish as you can say. i planned on not havin any kids n my future. i dont like em. UNTIL my current boyfriend came along. ben together for 17months now (2day makes it 17) n its serious. since im not use to bein around kids, the...
    AceMoni18 AceMoni18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I am so fed up with people who don't respond to my messages. It happens quite alot. I drop them a message, or respond to one they sent, then I never hear from them again. I could...
    SJones68 SJones68 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well most people will think it is a bad habit. I still wet the bed most nights.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Don't think I'm weird or gross, but I eat my hair... Not to the point of balding, but it's pretty bad... It has to be my hair, and I usually eat it if it's laying around... I'm...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    One of My Fake Mother's boyfriends and his entire family use some sort of drug to give me bodily itching, especially through fecal excrement. The only thing I could think up of...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day 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 1 day ago

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    I don't like being this way and I'm doing all I can to try letting genuine love in. I want it so badly even though I am very independent and feel whole as an individual. I'm just...
    friendlysomeone friendlysomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to get some things off my chest because I can't tell anyone in real life, especially about the plastic surgery. Here goes, put your emo shades on. (And for the love of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My dad has been in and out and completely out after maybe 12 or 13 yrs old for me. I didn't even get calls for my birthday. Now he occasionally texts me maybe 1-2 times every other...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I think they are the most important roles that I have.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 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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    i am the person who has been used and treated like crap but who hasn't. It now affects my social life. I struggle to be friends with ppl at least in person. i can't stand to be...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Not at all...I know posting mature stories occasionally will draw some of the crowd that is only here for that...I understand that, and I am a big girl and can handle my own lol...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 19

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    Ive been married for a year and a half to my husband. When we were dating I didn't mind he was previously married but now that we are married I hate being number two like it's bad...
    bchp1963 bchp1963 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Oh goodness, my mothers and most females make me feel saddened and frustrated to be a female. Narcissistic, manipulative, childish, emotionally unintelligent, lack of logic, and I...
    TaraStar98989 TaraStar98989 31-35, F Aug 19

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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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    Barely time to talk with her the last few days. I know she has a busy schedule at the moment. Still makes me feel sad... I miss her so much, afraid I did something wrong. Am I...
    DutchMattie DutchMattie 36-40, M 1 Response 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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    My mother passed away six weeks ago....very early days I know. I don't think I will ever be the same person I was before. I miss my mum so much it breaks my heart. She didn't...
    suesol suesol 36-40 Aug 17

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    Very, very afraid. Rejection and abuse have probably played a big part. From both family and everyone else. An unwanted sexual encounter at 14 with an older woman also kind of made...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 Aug 16

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    My whole childhood is built on drugs, mothering my sister, being the one to make sure everything's okay, and being the strong one. Memories of my childhood aren't all bad. I have...
    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    You know. This isn't easy for me. I've never questioned anything you did. I always accepted you did what you did. But I have one question when it comes to your life choices. We all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    She is an evil person! I hated my childhood bc she was just so MEAN and always putting me down. I remember crying about something when I was about 6 years old and she put me in the...
    Madimaria123 Madimaria123 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I cooked some food and my Fake Mother cussed at me. My other stories will tell you everything you need to know about my current situation. AS FAR AS MY FAKE MOTHER IS CONCERNED...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Every guy that has asked me out a I tried dating, they are always so goody-goody, like they are afraid of being a rebel with me. I am kind of tired of it. I want a guy that doesn't...
    CloverMermaid CloverMermaid 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    As much as I say and I don't a flying ****, I secretly do. I wish people would get to know me instead of hearing about me from other people. Most people think i'm some mean...
    DeathSaw DeathSaw 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm a mother.......being a mother is a wonderful thing.....but it's never easy to be one.... I'm a wife.......to the best person I can dream of.......but it's not always a fantasy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12

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    i hope the rest of you don't have fake identities. it's common. people are afraid of rejection or being stalked or something. a friend suggested i take it down cause i was being...
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F Aug 11

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    EP has several groups on the topic of manipulation, but I chose to put my little story tonight under this one because I am still in the process of discovering the truth about my...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I am not writing this post for attention or for rude comments but just because I want to let this all out and I do not know where else to do so. I have gotten to a point where I...
    Stephie96 Stephie96 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am a mother. I love being a mother even when it gets rough
    linapl3 linapl3 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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