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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
    LadyMantis LadyMantis 51-55, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I am a mother to a teenager. I didn't think I could accomplish most of the tasks that i've been assigned but one thing I have learned is that I had to put myself last and place my...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    Over 18. Interested in being bad and picturez to prove it dont scare you( no face unless you want) come be bad.
    earlje earlje 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    The rain is coming down heavily. The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Normally, I'm a very forgiving person. I always have been. Within 12 hours, I usually let bygones be bygones. This especially applies to my family. But it's been 24 hours, and I...
    Nomorewars Nomorewars 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My family, for the last few years, has treated me poorly. Sometimes as a child, I would get treated badly, I was obnoxious and loud, then again, what kid isn't at the age of 10? It...
    worromjw worromjw 22-25, F Sep 16

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    It's birthday season for my family. My husband's just passed, mine is in a few days, my mom's is 2 days later. -- I've been estranged from my parents for almost 2 years now...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 17 mins ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a date on Saturday. The guy's cute and nice and whatever I guess, but I am so afraid. He's pretty muscular because of basic training and I don't know why but when guys are...
    sarcasm4427 sarcasm4427 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    At the moment, I hate my mom. She knows I'm terrified of spiders. She knows I'm practically useless until it dies, because I'm terrified of them. And right now, there is a huge...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    My mother is a terrible person. She is fake, racist, annoying, homophobic, rude and immature. I know it's bad to call people names but she does it to me all the time. She thinks...
    rriicchheelllle rriicchheelllle 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    one sided phone conversation have you ever has those? where you pick the phone and mother seems to have a conversation on her own, despite whatever you said? example: mother...
    fien fien 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    This isn't my natural state. It's like every day is Halloween. Everyone's in their costumes. I seem to be sewn into mine. But everyone else seems to be enjoying the party, or they...
    Anyiel Anyiel 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I know that I have to let her go, unfortunately I have to put some space between us to help my own mental well being .... I am 32 years old and I have tried to help my crazy...
    angell29 angell29 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I have had a few pets since I've been living on my own. They have both been through some really tough times and I did everything I possibly could to comfort them through tough...
    mordsith187 mordsith187 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I've been a carer for my mum since last year November (2013). She was diagnosed with post traumatic disorder and chronic depression. My mum had a child marriage and suffered...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My mother is immature. When I talk to her about her actions she changes the subject. I have an older and younger brother. My younger brother is rich and my mom babies him (as she...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F Sep 14

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I was abandoned by my mother at 2yo. I was taken to live with my grandmother and after about 18months my father told me that she did not want me anymore and took me away to live...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 21

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    Yesterday was bitter sweet; anyone who is close to me knows the struggles I've had with my current job. It's thankless and extremely stressful. Some nights it literally gives me...
    Alanda510 Alanda510 31-35, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. If something goes wrong, I always feel guilty because I feel I didn't do enough. I have so much work that needs to be done and I am struggling to balance everything...
    amyshort amyshort 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I have always been terrified of my loved ones dying...it's so damn final. Yes I'm hoping & crossing my fingers that I get to see them again someday...but til then...it's hard to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Sep 15

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    She whined for years that none of the 4 boys wanted to take over the family farm. She wanted to retire with a nice chunk of change and listed it for over $400,000. 5 years later...
    delisi1007 delisi1007 41-45 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I am afraid of not being in the right course. I am spending lot of time on this, it would be very bad realizing that its a wasted time. And the biggest problem is that if i dont...
    monicafixe monicafixe 18-21, F Sep 17

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    As a person who is absolutely proud of being able to deal with difficult or unpleasant people with grace, I have hit the wall with dealing with my mother in law. Here is a woman...
    Xiramat Xiramat 26-30, F Sep 22

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    I am married to a wonderful man who has an insane mother. A little over a year ago, I purchased a house with all my savings and money that my mother had willed to me. The first...
    thegreatestunknown thegreatestunknown 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's been just over three months since I changed my phone number and initiated no contact with my mother, her husband and my aunt. Since going no contact, there was a death in the...
    ankhgirl ankhgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    From an early age, I was taught the difference between right & wrong. I am only willing to be around people who have something positive to offer, and there are not many people...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 23

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    Oh gosh it is so hard but such a relief that there has been no contact with my mother for over 2 months now. But I fear everyone else is getting in on the act too. I have 3...
    ignoredeldest ignoredeldest 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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