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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    For years I have thought of my first Mother's Day. Of being able to claim that title. For years on Mother's Day I have mourned the child that died in my womb. For years I...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 13 Responses May 5

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    So I've just joined this site, and I joined it because I'm feeling some unhealthy feelings right now towards my mom, and I just have to vent. Usually my best friend is the one I...
    Mstootiredtocare Mstootiredtocare 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    ( A message from my kids on Mother's Day) Happy Mother's Day to the Best Mother in the entire universe! Our Super Mom! ❤ You never fail to be the best mom any person can be. You...
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    Being a mother is not easy but this is the only gift that completes a woman. A lot wanted to be a mom but can't conceive but there are those who aborted theirs. I have 5 and I am...
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    I am a mother to 3 beautiful boys age 8 5 and 1.the eldest two have the same father .the youngest has a different one.The 2 eldest childrens dad is paranoid schizophrenic they have...
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I am a mother of 5 grown ups. 5 different attitudes that a mom will adjust and nurture. Being a mother is not easy but very fulfilling when you see your children growing up with...
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    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I have written a coming out letter to my mum, I want to give it to her but I want some people to read it first to kinda looking though it and make sure it's okay.. Can anyone help...
    katherinee14 katherinee14 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    MiserableMama26 MiserableMama26 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    So, today my husband agreed to take his moocher mother to Walmart to buy new panties because she doesn't want to wash the ones she has. She was supposed to be homeless because she...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I need to get this off my chest, since I have held it in for as long as I could remember and it broke me in so many ways. I am from a first generation American Chinese...
    Jchen52m Jchen52m 18-21 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A month ago now I lost my mom to suicide. Most days I still don't fully believe it happened but some days I do. Those are the days that I fall apart, the days where nothing makes...
    julijules1316 julijules1316 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes, I'm afraid my freedom will be taken away from me one day. I value it way too much.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I want to be loved by mommy I never really had a mother figure I want to be loved for once in my 18 years of living
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    My Bithchy MIL Has A Change Of Heart So the last time I shared my story. It was about one of my confrontations with my MIL. How Bitchy she was and what she used to do to me...
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    I've come to realize that I don't have any responsibilities concerning her, and that I really shouldn't worry myself about her. I do admit its hard for me to ignore her as my fianc...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    being different isn't bad , cause people these dayz are going nuts , ridiculous
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I’ve been dreaming twice at night lately. First when I dream I am, as the best way I can describe it, a ghost. I can walk through walls, hover, fly and such. Each time I go dream...
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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M May 5

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    She's always treated me like s*** for as long as I can remember. She's childish and takes her husband's side even when he's wrong. She used to call me a b**** out of anger and...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I'm here on my couch stressed wanting to cry holding on to an anger that i really want to let go of but have no one to talk to, and I can't run as i wish to do because I'm 7mths...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 7 Responses May 5

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    It's hard, and yet...NOT hard to write this. I love my mother, but only because she's my mother. Otherwise, I would have absolutely NOTHING to do with her. As far back as I can...
    Sionna7910 Sionna7910 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I finally realize that fear was what was holding me back from living my life. It's preventing me from doing everything I want to do. I think it would be advantageous for me to just...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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