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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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'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 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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    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 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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    ive got 3 children twins age 12 and a daughter age 11.im not with their dad I ended our relationship when they were 2 and 3.he was so violent and I couldn't cope anymore.it wasn't...
    wholetintherain wholetintherain 36-40, F Mar 21

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    My toddlers have a very clear routine which they follow 99.9% of the time. When something out of the ordinary happens I panic. I become absolutely useless. All I can do is shut...
    bumblebeez bumblebeez 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    This week has been sorted by break for my daughter so it's been lots of fun activities to keep her busy We start the day off with her reading a book for her class then the fun...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    My mother died when I was 1 year old, she died from cancer which started in her breast but eventually spread throughout her entire body. There will always be a part of me who...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 1 Response Mar 23

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    My mother is all of the above. For as long as I can remember, I was afraid of my mother because of her violent temper, her outrage at any little thing that didn't go the way she...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I recently found out that what my mother has been putting me through for years is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I knew things were weird but after years of living away...
    enough75 enough75 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's been almost two years now... Life will never be the same... Your loss has broken me apart , everyday from your death in my arms has been a struggle. Wanted to let you know I...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes, I hate her! I despise her! She is evil! I just found out today that my mil had handpicked a woman for my husband to marry. She said she would have preferred that he had...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    My best friend refuses to be around her, my boyfriend feels awkward and my family is being driven apart from me because of my mother and how she treats them/me. She has been...
    AlanaKL101 AlanaKL101 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am twenty something girl. I am only child and since my father worked abroad during his life , I grew up only with my mother. My childhood was pretty lonely because my father was...
    eeeeiisstt88 eeeeiisstt88 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm 15 years old now and I have been aware that my mom is an alcoholic since I was 9-10. so I'll start from the beginning I remember the first time I realized something was wrong...
    anonymous347 anonymous347 13-15, F 22 mins ago

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Aaaaaaarrggghhhg why is my self-esteem so low!!!??? I can't even talk to girls and I want to so badly but I just can't.... being depressed doesn't really help me. I wanna be...
    japjeo japjeo 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse but my mum and I have very similar tempers and are prone to blowing up on each other. Every time I don't listen to her she goes of on...
    dandelion15291 dandelion15291 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I am hoping for some emotional and loving support here and would be extremely grateful for any advice relating to my situation (everyone can agree that it is most comforting when...
    life4love life4love 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

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    I know that I'm a good person but I'm afraid that people won't like me for me.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm such a bad daughter. I'm crying. My parents let me go to my friends house for her birthday but I didn't tell them we are going to the mall with her cause I knew they wouldn't...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I just did something that I never really thought of doing. This pertains to my very first story on Experience Project, please do use that story for reference. I signed into my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I really admired my mother when she was on earth and now in Heaven. My mother was a Christian and a Christ like example for me to see and copy her philosophy on many topics. She...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
    SupressedOne SupressedOne 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    At least that would be the case if I wasn't stuck in my hometown. All I want to do is wear whatever I want without being judged. All I want is to wear "female" clothing in public...
    shadowhero92 shadowhero92 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    Will I ever be enough? For anyone??Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 5 days ago

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    I truly love my mother and I know she wants what is best for me, but I am very scared of her too, I once read a gossip magazine so I could explore my feminine side a little...
    AnAngelsKiss AnAngelsKiss 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    You can meet and date with someone somewhere if you want We're not afraid of that It's just how fuc*king difficult to meet right person like complex puzzles. And i don't wanna...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid if I speak my mind everyone will find me annoying/mean/stupid and they will leave me and I'll have no friends
    yoli5656 yoli5656 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Afraid that someday if we talk again you're gonna tell me how happy you are with someone else. That someone already took my place in that heart of yours. Im there reading your...
    shrid shrid 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    It started like a routine boy-girl thing. He sought me out, started to chat online. I found him interesting so started chatting with him too. We exchanged numbers, started to talk...
    evagould evagould 31-35 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am A Mother ....It is a course without graduation, a job without salary, no day off you need to be available 24/7, no pause, no time out. Only you get a benefits A PURE LOVE.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 41-45, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    And she didn't leave town yet!!! It's breaking my ugly heart knowing My mother is getting medevac today to the big city turns out she's really, really sick in her breast, :-( I'm...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel as though I retaliated against my step Mother when she loved me more than anything else... When my step Mother and father got together, my fake Mother drugged me so badly...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Comes to me solely to say he is asleep again. Said sadly of course. She says "what am I gonna do" and I know it's about hating him. She says the usual broken record "it's been 6...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was around 17,(I'm 32 now) I was deep in the rebellious know it all stage. Since my family is very religious I thought it would be cool to get into the occult. I started...
    deedee1982 deedee1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    UPDATE: ugh, I should've just listened to everyone on here telling me to leave the situation alone. one of my BIL's came to visit Sunday afternoon. we get along great. in the midst...
    audamom audamom 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I thought I would share my experience with you.Here is my experience with my relationship with my parents.Have any of you have a not so good relationship with your parents? I have...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Apr 1

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    Sometimes I look at my sister and I can't believe how different we are. When everyone says we are very similar I can't help to agree and disagree. She's so comfortable with herself...
    Amairany Amairany 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 25