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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    I can be a mother, and I can do a lot of things, but it seems as though I cannot escape being bad at the vanilla basics. I meet people in college, as neighbors, etc etc. I try to...
    Helatus Helatus 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I love being a Mother. It is healing me.
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    "I wanna swing from the chandelier... I wanna feel like tomorrow doesn't exist... Won't look down, won't open my eyes..." Chandelier - Sia She's going on 1 on the 20th, my...
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    happycupcake happycupcake 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    This may be a slight tangent to the norm, but I am afraid of rejection, just not what one might normally consider when they think of this topic. I am deathly afraid of being...
    anna0593 anna0593 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Another horrible day. I sin to deal with my mother. Because The Lord doesn't come for me. She hurt me so bad. I wanted to commit suicide so badly today if I could. Why oh WHY is...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother/5294570#comment_15905512 In the first part I shared what happened between me and my mom .In this part I'll share how am i...
    poorvee787 poorvee787 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Today was my last effort to talk my mom into getting help for her drinking. I'm not going to kick her out of my life but I'm accepting now that she doesn't want help and she's an...
    bmo7897 bmo7897 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I KNOW THAT IF EVEN I MOVE INTO A SHELTER, I WILL BE KILLED, SHOWED UP, OR EVEN FORCED TO MOVE OUT... MY THERAPIST HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO MOVE OUT, BUT I KNOW THAT IF I DO...
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    I have been married to my wonderful, amazing husband for almost two years now and we have been together for 5. I love him with all my heart and divorce is not an option with us...
    cowinapartyhat cowinapartyhat 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I suffer from depression, PTSD, and anxiety mostly from a lifetime of unkind and very unpleasant family experiences. My wife and I were invited to spend Christmas with some...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    I've grown up being as heavy as I am now (obviously I didn't pop out the womb at 280 but you get my point lol) and it used to bother the marbles out of me. it started when I was...
    lmcrepsley lmcrepsley 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 14

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    My boyfriend recently said some hurtful things to me. It was unintentional and he doesn't even understand why I am hurt. We were talking about a friend of his. His friend had said...
    Freechic Freechic 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    After struggling with and escaping my mother's abuse for three months, I've finally grown comfortable with letting my siblings know what goes on in my life. But today I was...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I HATE THAT ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS WOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, YET THEY SOLELY BELIEVE THAT THEIR RELIGION IS ALL ABOUT KILLING IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, WHOM THEY CALL...
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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I'm 29. I am on the verge of having three degrees. I am dating a "bad boy". Ugh, I hate stereotypes but I guess that is what you'd call him. I have known him since I was 16. He has...
    skoob07 skoob07 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Champion Girls I have had the pleasure of knowing many tomboys in my life and thanks to my Aunt Donna hearing about dozens of my female forebears who made great sacrifices for all...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Okay, so I got back home today from college (I go to college from home) and my mother opened the door. Her eyes were swollen and red from crying. I had no idea what had happened at...
    aphoenix7777 aphoenix7777 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    I really like this girl I'm talking to but I'm afraid of saying something
    Rosemont64 Rosemont64 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    So I've been an only child for my whole life, and I've been happy. Change is the only thing I have ever really feared. But. . .today my mother told told me she's pregnant, and...
    PadfootPandora PadfootPandora 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Hi everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and I'm now able to share my story with people who will not judge me or think I'm crazy to think my mother is a narcissist. We all know...
    noite noite 26-30, F Dec 6

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    I thought I wrote this here before, but I guess I was mistaken. It’s probably buried somewhere on my hard drive. Either way, it's on my mind and I'm going to write about it again...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M Dec 8

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    Turned My Sports Loving Son into a Prissy Girly Girl Here is an amazing letter from a one of my favorite petticoating moms Rhonda. Like most women she was not aware of the...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Let me start off by saying I know nothing about how father-daughter relationships are supposed to be. I grew up quite distantly from my father- albeit under the same roof until I...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 Dec 15

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    Not spoken to my mother since May and the only contact I had was her banging on my front door for 2 days demanding I tell her why we're not talking. I tell her to refer to a letter...
    littlehedgehog littlehedgehog 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am a mother but I can't even have my son. he lives full time with his dad and I have court orders against me preventing me for seeing my baby for 2 years :( I miss him so much
    dddd3333 dddd3333 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm seething as I type this though I HIGHLY doubt it will be deleted once I finish. You have no right diving into my personal writings as its solely your fault finding yourself...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Dec 12

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 15

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    snowolf13 snowolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    openbookbri openbookbri 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Why oh why was I cursed with a mother like mine. Hating her is an understatement, I have wished death on her more times than I can remember. She vents all her frustrations on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5

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