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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 believe I've met my soulmate, and I'm so afraid of losing him. He's the only person who I can connect with on a deep level and the only person who's able to help me through...
    helloo12121 helloo12121 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother,i know it's normal for children to hate their parents because they are holding them back from doing what they want,but that is not the only reason i hate my mother...
    emptybody emptybody 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I feel like I want to share my story as it is so scary. I am also open to feed back. I was raised in a family with professing christians but I had some struggles of my own as a...
    goldenretrieve15 goldenretrieve15 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being a mother means having to say no. A lot. No, you can't have another cookie. No, you can't turn left when the light is red. No, you have to wait since you passed the 2...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    They say that fear is what stands between you and your dreams. Around the age of 16, I decided to do things I was afraid of. Not anything too dangerous, just awkward, embarassing...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    To understand why the dream I had this morning was bad, you have to know a little bit of history. In 1975, when I was 12 and just starting seventh grade, I met on the bus a girl...
    doctorian001 doctorian001 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    So as this group states, I lost my mother back in Feb 2012. It was a sudden thing and it was extremely difficult. I still think about her all the time, she wasn't the easiest...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    3 days ago myself and entire family lost the most influential person in our lives, my grandmother, best friend, fill in mom, most loving and accepting person I've ever known. such...
    peacefulpasser peacefulpasser 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really need to get this off my chest oMG I don't even know where to start so my mom has been addicted to drugs my whole life I was her first born and she had my brother then she...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was the worst relationship ... He cheated on me with multiple women. That happened two years ago and I found it hard to open up myself to anyone since then. I have not been in a...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    The reason I go on buying sprees is because I receive no happiness or appreciation at home, not even from other people. I realize that when I shop, I do not think all the way and...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Alcoholism runs in my family. My father's Step-mom and dad are both recovering alcoholics. My mother's Mother, and Step-Dad are borderline...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I'm not an actual mother but I'm like the second mother to my nephew (2) and niece (new born). My sister is a great mom, but it's really hard with two young children. I hate...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ***Somewhat Graphic Images*** This image may be unclear. I woke up with burn marks underneath my breasts. My Fake Mother's boyfriend's brother burnt my breasts, I believe with...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its not so often i say that or even talk about this... But ... I believe that i am forgotten on mothers day. I dont know who to blame or even if i should be blaming anyone ... Its...
    rb47 rb47 31-35, F a week ago

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    I really hate being a mom at times. My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is going to be very long winded and I'm posting this because I need to vent and need to know who else is going through something similar and how they're handling it. Here goes...
    Kristy37 Kristy37 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I'm pretty young and most teenagers say they don't like their mom because they didn't buy them a new phone or any little reason like that. I don't like my mom because she is the...
    Oxidant Oxidant 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Sometimes I don't know if it's me that's thinking, or if it's my mother's thinking. She affects my life this much. I seriously hate her so much. She flips out at the smallest of...
    xparex xparex 16-17 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I was so naive..... I am not allowed to be married to my husband, but rather I have to compete with my SD and his dead wife's memory. I thought I was a nice person, good mom...
    frecks6 frecks6 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I am writing on here because there is no where else I can speak my true feelings. And I hate it. Everyone comes from their mother, but I am so ashamed to come from my own mother...
    cdaught cdaught 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Rejection hurts Soooo Bad!! Omg it feels like my heart and soul are being ripped right out of me! 😣😩😢
    Ruger5 Ruger5 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    "9 Things You Learn When Your Bad Mother Dies" http://www.womansday.com/relationships/family-friends/a50891/death-love-and-healing/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    My husband and I have been married for almost three years. We have been together for just about seven years. I love him dearly. We are undoubtedly soul mates. People go years and...
    mottkat mottkat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I hate that my anxiety stops me from doing so many things. Like being confident enough to get a job, and go out anywhere I want without the fear of having An anxiety attack, doing...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T Jun 27

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    I have been always ready for dying. I even do take as much of pain that goes in this body without complaining. I never think like dying is a bad thing. After all as when you die no...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Almost two years ago, i found out my mom had killed herself. She was a bit depressed, she has taking depression pills and some others to help her sleep. She had always been the...
    anonyyd anonyyd 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I just really need to let this out. When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    All my life I’ve stuck up for her, well she is my mother after all. There must be something decent about her otherwise why did she have me? My sister has always treated her with...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 Jun 26

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    I absolutely hate my mother. She came back after days away and started on me again so i decided to write on here to vent. I'm in my 20s i'm moving out in a months time, can't wait...
    babe1010 babe1010 26-30, F Jun 26

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    I KNOW THIS IS QUITE LONG BUT I BEG YOU TO READ IT. I DESPERATELY NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ASAP! I'm a 23 year old girl. I sadly still live with my family. Please don't disrespect me...
    PhTA PhTA 22-25 1 Response Jun 25

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    "PAYBACKS ARE A ***** AND SO IS MY MOTHER" Caring for an aging narcissistic mother is hard. As the child of a narcissistic mother, chances are that when your mother needs you...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Surviving a narcissistic mother is a process, not an event. You probably didn’t grow up with the knowledge that you even had a narcissistic mother. You may not have known at the...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Jun 23

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    My heart aches and I cry as I read your posts and describe my experience. I understand what you all are going through and I give you my deepest condolences.I am 30 years old and I...
    Motherlessdaughter85 Motherlessdaughter85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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