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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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    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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I enjoy a girl with some good old fashion *****.To be able to enjoy life without caring about being to girly.I don't want a junk yard bully or a trash talking punk.I want a girl...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Sometimes when people say oh but she's a mother, it is often addressed to women who are at home and don't have another job apart from being a mother. I can say that a mother is a...
    natdes natdes 41-45, F Aug 26

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    I am a mother to a teenager. I didn't think I could accomplish most of the tasks that i've been assigned but one thing I have learned is that I had to put myself last and place my...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I was abandoned by my mother at 2yo. I was taken to live with my grandmother and after about 18months my father told me that she did not want me anymore and took me away to live...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Starting to feel like a horrible person! A little info on my situation - I am not married. I couldn't actually.. When he proposed I said that we need to do what's best for the...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F Aug 26

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    My mom raised my sister and me with loving discipline that included spanking. They didn't have to happen too often, but when needed they were quite formal - pants down, over her...
    Momspanked Momspanked 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My family, for the last few years, has treated me poorly. Sometimes as a child, I would get treated badly, I was obnoxious and loud, then again, what kid isn't at the age of 10? It...
    worromjw worromjw 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a date on Saturday. The guy's cute and nice and whatever I guess, but I am so afraid. He's pretty muscular because of basic training and I don't know why but when guys are...
    sarcasm4427 sarcasm4427 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Bad teeth gave me confidence... when i was younger i had the best teeth ever them being milk teeth they fell out..m adult teeth i believe are the worst ever instead of being...
    twinkieblue twinkieblue 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    This is a silly thing to fear. I'm 39 years old, a veteran of two wars, and all sorts of other things that ought to make me fearless. Still, I'm afraid of rejection. It isn't...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    At the moment, I hate my mom. She knows I'm terrified of spiders. She knows I'm practically useless until it dies, because I'm terrified of them. And right now, there is a huge...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F a week ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F a week ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    one sided phone conversation have you ever has those? where you pick the phone and mother seems to have a conversation on her own, despite whatever you said? example: mother...
    fien fien 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    Thinking back the other day about my childhood, I admit that I was a handful and needed some of the "whoopings" that I got, other times I needed a parent to talk to me. My...
    Cryingcorner Cryingcorner 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I know that I have to let her go, unfortunately I have to put some space between us to help my own mental well being .... I am 32 years old and I have tried to help my crazy...
    angell29 angell29 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I have had a few pets since I've been living on my own. They have both been through some really tough times and I did everything I possibly could to comfort them through tough...
    mordsith187 mordsith187 26-30, F Sep 12

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Because of something bad happening to me. There was a time when I trusted everyone, but now I don't trust anyone. It might be, because I have been taken advantage of by women and...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    My mother has slapped me, called me numerous, belittling names, and abusive curses. When she is angry, she will hit me and she will have that look in her eye that will make you...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 5 Responses Aug 22

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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
    TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit 16-17, F Aug 28

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    It's taken me until now to realise I was bullied by my mum. I started out on here with "I think my mum hates me"... but wow, I've filled a 100 page notebook with stuff she did in...
    rolledgoldboy rolledgoldboy 22-25 Aug 31

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    My mother is immature. When I talk to her about her actions she changes the subject. I have an older and younger brother. My younger brother is rich and my mom babies him (as she...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my birth mother in many ways. I was about 5 or 6 when I lost her. She was very depressed, and her way to solving the problem was drinking. That was the first way I lost her...
    Young2Wise Young2Wise 18-21, F Aug 29

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F a week ago

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband and I met a year and a half ago and fell in love super fast. When we started dating he said he was divorced and had a son who was 6. I found that cute. Being a teacher...
    expressmom expressmom 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 24

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    I have two daughters in law that are gems, and one soon to be daughter in law, who is probably the worst girl I've ever met in my life. Rude rude, keeps me out of 'their' life, and...
    anothermiltobe anothermiltobe 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note on here because I’ll be leaving this forum at the end of the month. I’m sure if my MIL pulls a fast one on me or my partner...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Before I start, please know I try to do all I can to be a great mom to my SD. I am involved with her school/ activities, homework, I take her places, make her meals, buy her...
    MargeSimpson31 MargeSimpson31 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I am 38 weeks +3 days now. This whole pregnancy pretty much has beena nightmare come true. I never wanted another child. I sure as hell do not want to experience labor again but...
    dollhex dollhex 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    So I thought I finally had my temper under control boy was I wrong. Reading my 16 year old sister messages it what set me off. I think the fact that she acts real innocent and my...
    Crystalclear91 Crystalclear91 22-25, F 2 Responses