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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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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    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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    I am a bad mother, i never thought i would be,

    but my girl is 6, and taken away for the second time. I am sorry for being your mom ;(
    NeglectingMom NeglectingMom 26-30, F Oct 24, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    Were not the same!! and we will not ever be. Cause no one can be better being me. Cause you have your own life, live in it, not in mine. so we won't be compared. And people, pls...
    CharlenneDelaCruz CharlenneDelaCruz 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    "I hate that N word, I hate her, I just hate her..." This is the phrase that echoes in my head long after my stranger for a Mother says it to me. She's cussed at me all morning...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I know I'm young... and yes, I have my whole life ahead of me...But once you've tried to love someone, and they act as if they love you, only to crush you and put you down...it...
    ParumDaemonium ParumDaemonium 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    Well I don't think anyone enjoys being rejected. I'll admit I am afraid of being straight out rejected. But more than that, I fear that things will just fizzle out. It has happened...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Here are some Words of Wisdom you might have missed out on list from fathers to sons: 1. Go for women perceived to be "out of your league". You'll surprise yourself. 2. Never have...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am afraid of getting to close I am afraid of being left I am afraid of losing him I am afraid this will be a miscarriage I am afraid of myself I am afraid I'll relapse, even...
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to get married and have a family but I'm afraid I'll be a bad father and won't know what to do in certain situations and I'll freeze up.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    being a bad girl is what I was born for .... I'm bad as hell... I get rowdy n get things done... I'm the girl always in leather jacket and riding bikes.... wearing those dark...
    ESR88888 ESR88888 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    That one phrase that always got used when I brought up how controlling she was: "Would you rather not have anyone to love and take care of you, like I did? You should be thankful...
    eristwhile eristwhile 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Who is lying? Wonder what people think. I dunno where the statistics come from & dunno if this guy is funded at all and if so by whom. Anyways what I always found interesting...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend, Franco, when to pick me up after work and we went to David's house to smoke some weed, just like we usually do on fridays night, I was having a headache and feeling...
    RebecaTurcios RebecaTurcios 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I spent my whole life feeling ugly and hated, even though I wasn't bad looking, my mother made me like that, she would insult me, humiliate me, telling me I'm not good enough, that...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's kind of an inevitability at this point, I'm getting older and it hasn't happened. I'm a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've had 2 short-lived relationships from when I was a...
    Iscarpia87 Iscarpia87 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to be afraid of being alone but I realise you have to be happy with your lot and being alone because being in a relationship will not bring long lasting love and the...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's all i seem to do recently is bicker and cry because Im depressed and dont know what to do I'll be blunt n to point and try explain, I was so happy for last 6 years after years...
    1982Caroline1982 1982Caroline1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I try to have a relationship with my mother, even though I am nearly as intimidated by her as I was when I was a child. About a year and a half ago I changed my career, and she...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I am 17. I attended a vocational program in high school and got my CNA when I was 16. I work very hard, I graduated high school early and I am now in nursing school. I work two...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I love my mom, I really do but something has been bothering. Well, I talked to her recently and the topic went to about her being molested as well as a child by a family member of...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I'm not officially a step-mom yet and before anyone tells me that I shouldn't marry this man...I am going to someday. But...I cannot stand his children. His son, in particular...
    mmbvt mmbvt 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I volunteer I'm a shelter for battered women and children. last Wednesday evening a mother came in very badly beaten and with what turned out to be a broken arm. She had a 9 year...
    g4it g4it 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Hi so I'm posting here to write about my mother and how I'm affected with severe depression and anxiety because of her I don't like to point fingers or blame anybody but she is the...
    Pinkskiespinklove Pinkskiespinklove 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Except I already have. The best friends I managed to keep throughout high school and some college...they are all gone. Of course, I blame no one but myself. I had a best friend in...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I have been dating my fiance for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a licensed educator who was never able to find a teaching job. I tried different things in my life but I have always wanted to teach kindergarten. I am afraid that because of...
    ahughes27 ahughes27 26-30, F Jan 30

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    If you start at the moment when I got pregnant with my first daughter I have been a mother for 30 years. I got pregnant at the ages of 18, and 20. I gave birth to my dear daughters...
    Samara333 Samara333 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am so sorry my little angel... My puppy's eyes have been itching him, and I now know why. I was holding his blanket when I put my hands to my eyes and I could not stop...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am almost 16 years old and I left my narcissistic mother about 6 months ago. I am living at my dads with my stepmom, who is and was my only true mother because of all she did...
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    It's been about a week seen I've decided this is not the life I planned for myself or my children. I decided to write down my long toxic relationship from beginning to the all most...
    jennymike28 jennymike28 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29