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I Am Afraid Being a Bad Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    My son changed my life for the better.. I love him with everything inside me!!!
    MiMiRab MiMiRab 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I find it such a privilege to see my children learn and grow. To teach them what is essential and to guide them through what ever may come their way in life. I love my kids!
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 Jul 10

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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 2 days ago

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    Hi to everyone... I am a single mother and I'd like to share about my experienced in my life. I was working alone with my only princess. She's now at my sister, she's coming three...
    Anjelay Anjelay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Rocking with my baby girl watching Food Network. It's the little things that remind me how special and amazing being a mother is! Can't wait until I find a good man who'll love her...
    AutumnDon14 AutumnDon14 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am married. I am going to be a mother. I turned 18 and I lived in another state for 5 years away from my family. Now I am pregnant and surrounded by only my husband's family. It...
    sophie0852 sophie0852 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Everything around me is falling apart...we all live in fear...When you live In a war zone everything else looks insignificant ...I live in iraq...I have watched so many people die...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Why can’t I just be me? Do I have to always measure myself against what others will think of me? Sometimes I just think on things too much, I guess we all do. But why do I worry...
    MatildaEve MatildaEve 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am extremely afraid of rejection that it's at a point of being irrational. I tend to let my mind get in the way and therefore it stops me from getting anywhere with any woman.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    When I was 16 I got pregnant, and I lived the feeling of being fat, and having a belly. I gave the baby in adoption eventually, but I just couldn't resist the urge to get pregnant...
    lifebeingborn lifebeingborn 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I believe in my ability to parent my daughter and teach her all the things a mother is supposed to teach her daughter. My concern is the possibility of daddy issues later. As of...
    ah2013 ah2013 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Lol I don't know where to start. I don't start relationships for this reason. I just don't like the feeling of being unwanted. I've been rejected before, but the craziest part is...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Boiling a pan of water may seem like the most innocuous activity and in fact it's something I do every day but there is the rush of bad memories that came from that. Sometimes I...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    Okay so I have a friend who recently started seeing a new girl (by recently I mean they've known each other all of 2 weeks) and this girl has a 3 month old baby. Sense meeting...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Everytime I'm alone with my mind I start overthinking and once I start overthinking I think about self harming and suicide and just being alone I can't deal, whenever I'm left...
    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I think when I was about nine or ten years old, I realized my mother was doing drugs. When you're a little kid, that is definitely a big deal, and with everything being shoved down...
    OldAbandoned10 OldAbandoned10 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Yup i hear this one n Shout It out LOUD. Now i dont believe in people who are mean, rude, bullies etc in the name of Being Themselves. Ive met far toooooo many people like this. BE...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Ok so about 6 months ago I was living with my mother and I started talking to a guy that I really liked fast forward 2 months and we were friends but I was afraid to make it more...
    loveandotherdrugs8 loveandotherdrugs8 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Mommy." My sleepy eight year old said. "What,baby boy?" I answered. "I love you, Mommy. I want to be with you always. Why can't I stay,Mommy?" He said. He had asked that same...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    My mother has always been a rather unpleasant person to be honest - when I was a child she would occasionally hit me and as I got older she would be a little more creative, once...
    Fedupdaughter Fedupdaughter 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Well, I finally got my cousin to hate me... I enjoy self torture... But nothing as crude as physical torture for most part... I enjoy being in misery. It is the only state I feel...
    Arr762 Arr762 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Ever since I meet up with a psychic 3 months ago I knew I need to pray for everyone in my life. I pray for my family, my boyfriend and everyone else that are close to me. I know...
    roses289 roses289 22-25, F Jul 8

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    how I feel about my mother makes me afraid to ever have a child... I don't resent her for the things she's done to me because I know she is mentally unstable... but I still hate...
    MarZipansStory MarZipansStory 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm afraid to really be myself anymore. People nowadays judge everyone on anything. The way they dress, how much they weigh, pretty much anything. When I see someone looking at me...
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 13-15, F 11 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Am Afraid of the Dentist................
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Well it does matter. I'm just immortal. So why should I be afraid of something that won't happen to me?
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am afraid that my ailing Father maybe dying. I received a shocking phone call from my brother almost 2 months ago. He told me how my Dad was doing since I live so far away from...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F a week ago

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    I am so tired of my mom making fun of me. I thought a mother wasn't suppose to be a bully. She makes fun of me for being bipolar. She makes fun of me because I'm not completely...
    mvillevamp2013 mvillevamp2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm still working through the pain of being emotionally abused for 40 + years. I found information about daughters of narcissistic mothers. It has helped. But the pain is still...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My parents are divorced. I was still very little so I've always remembered my parents being separated. I loved my father very very much. (I'm speaking in past tense because he...
    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Do you ever lay down on your bed and stare at the ceiling? Just wondering what you're going to do in life? What you'll be, who'll still be your friend, what did Jimmy do about that...
    WhiskeyHands WhiskeyHands 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day 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...