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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Great article, "How to repair the toxic legacy of a bad Mother." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2155524/How-repair-toxic-legacy-bad-mother.html
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I am a mother and I love being a mother. I actually was crying the other day about my son going to school.....he is one! Yeah, I just can't handle the thought of those babies...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have been a bad girl my whole life, it's much more fun being bad than good.
    FootTicklingPrincess FootTicklingPrincess 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    One of the things I fear the most is the responsibility of being a mother. although maternity seems to be a really good thing, I wonder If I will ever be able to do it
    OxymoronAya OxymoronAya 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My FAKE Mother... Obviously, you can conclude that she is not my biological Mother. My Mother was killed and had her identity stolen by an INDIAN genocide. This morning, this...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 21 mins ago

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    She is never a compassionate nor loving mother figure. She is a toxic manipulater in our family. I fail to ease my anger towards her. She insults others and always putting...
    phoebesoo phoebesoo 26-30, F 47 mins ago

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    Well, it's been six months now. I was hoping, by this time I'd be completely over him. But, I'm not quite there yet. Still, I must give myself kudos as I've come a long way...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 8 hrs ago

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    My ex beat my on multiple occasions over nothing. He has his issues but I really don't care to explain away his behaviors anymore. All I know is that he brutalized me, over and...
    thirdgirl thirdgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
    languedocienne languedocienne 26-30, F Jan 13

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    It's so hard for me to be writing this passage. This passage took up so much energy to write. This morning, I had gone downstairs. My fake Mother had gone into my room. She began...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    m moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I was...
    theydunnomyname theydunnomyname 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    As a kid, my mother was very absent. After her and my father separated when I was four, I saw her very little throughout the years. At the age of 10, I saw my mother the last time...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Mother mode. I am not yet done. I was shocked at the sight of my son's place when I arrived 4 days ago. It looked like a hoarder's place! I did: cleaning cobwebs, scrubbing walls...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Story Time: (Warning: This is kinda long) I will not be saying anyone's names in case anyone on here goes to my school. These are wonderful people, inspiring people, and I respect...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    And with this I am not afraid to state what I believe in. When there is a greater cause I will not fight, nor shall I speak to damn age the possible outs come if I see that...
    yourfavoriteassshole yourfavoriteassshole 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Reading through this website helped me so much with my recent situation, that I felt the need to contribute somehow and hope it helps others in return. A little background about...
    guywithnoname guywithnoname 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    After many years amassing countless hours rummaging through a variety of WebMD articles online, and any ruling out a multitude of various rare medical conditions based on a...
    bluemountains36 bluemountains36 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I am a mother of six. My nickname is the Brady Mom. They range in age from 14 to 27. I have a set of identical twins and they are 17 now.
    momwearingblack momwearingblack 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have been hurt so many times in the past, I care so much for a woman. She is wonderful,We have had lengthly conversations and i care very much for her , but now my worst fears...
    Richard1970 Richard1970 41-45 Jan 3

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    I'm afraid to grow up. I'm scared everything will fall. I'm terrified that I'll end up poor and become a failure. I'm afraid I'll be in debt my whole life. I barely even know what...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 10

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    To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F Jan 12

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    Triggers? Maybe? Just be careful. I don't... even know where to begin. I wasn't abused. Nothing in my life has ever gone really, truly wrong. My mother was a young, single mother...
    dpenny96 dpenny96 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My fiance wants to marry me but i am afraid it'll be a mistake we have to beautiful children together but he's a struggling addict that falls back more than he steps forward. I...
    tolongalone tolongalone 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    No man is an island. It is vital for our survival to belong, to fit in. However, not to the extent of being too alike with each other. We are called individuals for a reason. We...
    Elizabeth161223 Elizabeth161223 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Yesterday I was watching TV at night, and the show was going to an end. So I prepared to go to sleep, I was afraid sleeping alone and I will fish my dog with his food to get into...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was applying for college summer schools. I had managed to get into Stanford for a course in Physics, something which was a very big deal for me and I was super excited. The day I...
    NebulaNix NebulaNix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    The bad in me far surpasses any good. I seem to only live for sex and instant gratification and convenience. I don't know how to work long and hard for something. It's much easier...
    shouldievenbother shouldievenbother 26-30, F Jan 8

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Im not afraid actually. I have treated it and have been since 2011. I have exposed myself to many situations where I could be rejected. It is something painful but only at first...
    daddyinasuit2 daddyinasuit2 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Or rather that am never going to meet a cool, attractive, skinny girl. Ideally she'd be into something positive, something artistic and be into it passionately and not afraid of...
    Photons Photons 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Filmmakers writers actualization abutment for 2 Canadians bedfast in EgyptCanadian artists aggregate in Toronto on Tuesday morning to actualization their abutment and appeal the...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Not bad scary...per se, just not something I should have on my mind. I recently had a friend sleep over while she was down visiting folks. We dated in high school and it just...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M Jan 18

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    I am afraid of dying I am afraid of losing my family I am afraid of guns I am afraid of people who have guns I am afraid of spiders I am afraid of anything that has more than 4...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    We don't want to be patient anymore. We are becoming reluctant to exercise forgiveness. We hesitate to give second chances. It is no longer efficient or economical to FORGIVE If...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    When I first had the idea the I might be gay I was terrified. I mean no one wants to be in the minority. I was in my early teen years and was still living with my mother. I did...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M a week ago

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    Love can be so deep, so mysterious, new and raw that it brings out the fear in humans. Sometimes best understood through irony. But, the human soul on fire, in it's truest most raw...
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I hate the woman... I hate the woman who calls herself my Mother, but is a farce... She killed my Mother and robbed her of her child...and me of my Mother... She has several...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My story begins a month before my 18th birthday. I was in an accident. shattered my spine, and became paralyzed. After doing physical therapy for two years I was able to regain...
    awais87 awais87 26-30, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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