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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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 22-25, F Jun 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I don't like being a Mum... I was brought up in a strict born again Christian family and I was brainwashed that my only goal in life was to get married and have kids. So I did. I...
    Juni11 Juni11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I pee myself a little sometimes :P
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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    The feeling im feeling people will never understand . . The feeling of no comfort ... The feeling of no open hands ... Or the feeling of a mother that just doesn't have a word to...
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F Feb 8

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    This is a conversation I had this morning after apparently my sister had another frustrating sleepless night... My lil sister, a mother of a 7 y/old son and an adorable 3 y/old...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    No experience is more fulfilling in life than being a mother. I love it! I already have three wonderful children. I'm currently pregnant and expecting again in April. I'm looking...
    Jessicapcarter Jessicapcarter 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I mean there's no need to be afraid of being loyal. No need to be afraid of sharing the parts of you that honestly not everyone deserves with just one person
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    A few months ago my and my partner decided to settle down and get our own house. About 2 weeks before we moved in my partner mentioned how his mother who was living in another...
    Sonbou Sonbou 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    It's been two years now that I've hated my mother. We were never really close to begin with but it also hasn't been like this before. Now I avoid interacting with her as much as...
    jkc0 jkc0 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have an honest fear. It's not melodramatic or self indulgent, but honest and really really real. It's something that hits you out of nowhere that I'll end up an old woman with a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes I am terrified, but not of you, or who you are, I am terrified of not knowing you, of not knowing more of who you are. Afraid of not hearing, and feeling your heartbeat once...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    You have no idea how much I have cried today. I have so much pain and she only concerns herself with that abuser and expects me to as well. Except she's mad at him, I should too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 days ago

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    20 and a half years old and never even had a guy have a crush on me, let alone a boyfriend. I guess my fear of being single forever is legit.
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 21 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Yesterday, I took a pregnancy test and discovered that I am pregnant. There was someone who posted something telling me that I should not be getting pregnant, but instead, focusing...
    JanaElisabeth JanaElisabeth 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Mate I luv being a dad it's zee best
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My FAKE Mother... Obviously, you can conclude that she is not my biological Mother. My Mother was killed and had her identity stolen by an INDIAN genocide. This morning, this...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I have 10 year old twin step-daughters and i am like their mother since their mother died when they were babies.I also have a 6 year old,3 year old and 4 month old daughter.
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I Am Tough And Strong Physically, Mentally And Sexually! So many women THINK they are but they are not. To Many women confuse being B|itchy with being tough.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    After another couple grand for a lawyer - I am overwhelmed with the situation with the ex & children! I do really "hate" being a "stepmom!" My boyfriend was with a woman with 3...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 1 Response Feb 7

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple days ago, and they made me come back home (they= police & family). They said they were gonna change and so far nothings changed. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    He wants to go to a hotel for a night, so no-one can bother us when we do it. Great idea, I have to admit I'm a bit nervous but he's too so that will be fine. But, It's my first...
    ABACDEE ABACDEE 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    My farce for a Mother, (she isn't my real Mother), told me that she's got her lawyer involved in a serious matter between she and I. What I'd like her lawyer to know is that she is...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    hi. I I have been a single mother for 3 years now. I was married for 15 years and he left me for another woman. We have 2 children. Ages 13 and 9. I was working at home as a...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I am a stay at home wife and mother of our kids. I do have a business that I take of at home. I do not discuss my home business so please do not ask about it.
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have no use for the DRAMA that is part and parcel of single motherhood.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother. I hate her. I hate her. I hate her. I HATE her! I can't say it enough. Just saying this alone is not enough to express my hatred for her. I gave up everything...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    No mother should say ,"As long as you're my child, you are under my feet!" If you want someone who never argues with you, get a statue or virtual kid, perpetually cute, obedient...
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Now what I am about to write may seem to be comic book-like, but I am truly afraid of scarecrows. When I was a kid, my mother use to cheat on my father with other men. One...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15, M Feb 13

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    It's been a crap month, there was this one guy who came by for "fun". You know, "fun"... and it was consecutive, day after day for a week straight. We got into a heavy conversation...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    When people tell me to grow up it's honestly kind of sad. They think that because I'm happy and optimistic that I'm also naive. What classifies me as an adult? A job? A husband? A...
    soulfreedom soulfreedom 16-17, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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