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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jun 21

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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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    Related Experiences

    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    With all the things a woman can be, a mother is the greatest. Love to all you mothers out there. This is the hardest job so just showing appreciation to you all. You're doing an...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F Jul 22

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    I found out the genders of my twins yesterday and it has reminded me of how I no longer have my mother to share this joy with. She would have been with me and my husband at the...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    A mother's love, so precious, so beautiful. The love is special. This love is comforting. A mother's love for her child, no words can describe. Such a wonderful feeling. Being a...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I love being a mom because I love the smiles on my son & daughter faces. When they smile; my Heart smiles. I gave birth to three children, my first born/ late daughter who would of...
    Nefateria40 Nefateria40 36-40, F Aug 2

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    I love being a mother it's the greatest gift ever. I'm so happy I have been given the chance to experience being pregnant feeling her kick and move. I remember the first day I...
    Otis123 Otis123 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    And shall we say for instance you have to know the way to filter some stream h2o to create a safe and drinkable cup of tea, just seek advice from this wonderful very little book...
    Alexander815d4bq9 Alexander815d4bq9 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 17 mins ago

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    I just met him a couple hours ago and idk I just can't stop thinking about him I've been thing about him the whole night and he's the first person I really have feelings for and...
    DiegoPR13 DiegoPR13 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I was always a weird kid.. was probably difficult to handle.. although the way I have always seen myself, I always try to be a good person and I used to follow the rules to the...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Afraid about friends I am afraid about my friends. Anybody that I have been close to has died. In 1991, my teacher suddenly died. I was close to her and hero-worshipped her. I...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 41-45, F Jul 30

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    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
    sapphireveins sapphireveins 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I can't stand my MIL! She isn't what you would call mean or lazy but she is just so damn annoying! My husband and I have been married for a month and a half but we dated 6 years...
    cdub1990 cdub1990 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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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 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
    MartinIsInLove MartinIsInLove 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I remember being younger and writing on paper that I hate my mother and I would show her the paper. I use to like and love my mother. Now I no longer do. I don't trust her and her...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    This human being I called my "mother" is not what she appears to be; motherly, caring, quiet, sweet & innocent. Here's how I found out I got married few months ago, husband and I...
    sydnew sydnew 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    **Update on my last post about my mother** She finally let me go to my grandmothers house, and about 5 days later she called me at around 10 pm yelling at me that I had two hours...
    wingedmadman wingedmadman 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i think im deafly afraid of being alone i cant tell which is worse my fear of being alone or homeless.I just know id be scared.The world is a dangerous place for a woman if you...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    So this is going to be a long one, just warning you. No, I mean it...a really long one! So I started a new job recently and I was very excited about this new prospect because I...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Well i just found out Im prego but Im afraid I will be a bad mom. How can i make this feeling go away .
    aliceloves123 aliceloves123 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I resent My mother. My parent Divorced when I was 10 yrs old. Me & My twin lived separatedly from our other two younger siblings as a result of their separation. We were brought...
    uulalaa uulalaa 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
    ILF777 ILF777 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Everyone, even family members talk about how skinny I am. My mom and sister both have curves. Whenever I talk about trying to gain weight, my mother tells me I should be happy. She...
    Cinderellany Cinderellany 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I have the day off today, something I look forward to but also dread. My friends are all too busy recently to do anything. I am frantically thinking of something to do as I really...
    Crystalcastle Crystalcastle 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    This year at school I'm doing a special program that allows me to do both my 8th and 9th grade years in one so the I can skip to tenth and my mother was so happy that I got this...
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Jul 23

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    When I was 24 years old I married with my childhood friend. Getting married is not easy for us. Both parents didn't agreed with us. But in the end both parties agreed to make us...
    Redrose28 Redrose28 26-30, F Jul 28

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    I thought she was a good woman....... Well that was her statement to me and claim to fame , but then again my last ex's claim to fame was that she was a faithful "never was a bad...
    nevets61 nevets61 51-55 Jul 22

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    I am in a predicament. My daughter will be 3 this October and her biological father has not called or contacted about her since her birthday last year. We were together while I was...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 22

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    have briefly read some of the stories around this topic and I feel only some have merit as some are clearly petty and a joke! However I will tell all why I hate this f#cking c#nt...
    sayitlikeitis101 sayitlikeitis101 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I've been hurt several times, once in particular that actually hurt me badly, and now I had a dream about my boyfriend being on a app talking to other girls, I don't know if this...
    naydinexx3 naydinexx3 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Truthfully, I reflected my feelings of falling in love a lot this past week. And I'm not afraid. I should be, I've had my heart;played with, scarred, broken, shattered, even...
    heartdeflowerboys1 heartdeflowerboys1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Hello, i know this may seem random and i hope i don't sound creepy but i really need your advice. I'm 24 and i live in the Philippines. I dislike my future mother in law so much...
    KatieRose88 KatieRose88 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Maybe not "hate" but I STRONGLY DISLIKE her! But its getting there... Is that bad? She still has a long ways to go! :( The funny thing about it all is we used to really get along...
    Story0fMyLife Story0fMyLife 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm not afraid of this fate as I have encountered it many times in my life. I recently lost 3 co workers in a brutal accident and watching the people at work the past 24 hours has...