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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...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, 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...
    AceMoni18 AceMoni18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 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...
    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...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 3, 2011

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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...
    rachynymph rachynymph 26-30, F Jan 8, 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...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Being a mom is so hard ! I mean I knew it would be hard but not this hard . It's been almost 2 weeks since my son Kaine has been born and I love motherhood and I love that my ex...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I am a mother of four kids with two sets of twins. I have twin sons age 18 and twin daughters age 23, I love being a mother so much and wish I had more kids but it did not happen...
    momwearingblue momwearingblue 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    i think when im being bad that the man im with thinks i am being naughty in a very good way ... and maybe i need a spanking too ;)
    Lorieisme Lorieisme 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    i think when im being bad that the man im with thinks i am being naughty in a very good way ... and maybe i need a spanking too ;)
    loriismee loriismee 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dont know how to cope anymore. All you ever do is point out how much of a bad person I am all the time. You were supposed to help me, guide me, lift me up when I was down. But...
    lauraxxful lauraxxful 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Ok... If it's me y'all have to tell me. I left my husband in 2009. It was terrible. I went to school, made something of myself. Was working at a hospital. I got involved with a...
    DeeDee32 DeeDee32 31-35 1 hr ago

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    Well for the last 10 years I have been married and over the last 3 years I now fear my wife emotionally. Since we had our first child life has slowly gone to ****. After our first...
    cyborg333 cyborg333 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm interested in this guy friend lately. I'm not sure to allow my self to for him or should I suppress the feelings. I'm afraid to fall, I'm afraid he might not feel the same in...
    Upsndowns Upsndowns 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    I am very much afraid of ending up like my parents. Now don't get me wrong, I had the most amazing mother in the world, and I'd give my last drop of blood to have her back, but she...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I'm too young to have had a relationship and I regret even having one but I didn't know any better and so now I know. I had a 7-month relationship and it just fell apart...
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F Apr 9

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    Dont get me wrong, I am one of those who prepare for everything. I enjoyed being my own tour guide when I visited Japan by living from hostel to hostel. But sometimes, I feel...
    zhangpe zhangpe 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    i just want to do things I want inside, tell things I think of, i just dont want to be afraid of the negative reaction anymore
    schyzo schyzo 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Well where do I start? It didn't used to be a bad marriage when we got married 13 years ago in 2001, I was 25 and she was 24. In fact it was a very good marriage, I loved her and...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Okay, my mother and I have amazing relationship. We kid a lot and we have lots of fun. However, on thursday she got the stomach flu and I'm afraid of getting near her. She asked me...
    otr73 otr73 22-25, M Mar 22

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    Cold: Every since I was a kid I never understood why my mother treated me so badly. She wouldn't hug me kiss me comfort me say I love you, every time I tried to show affection she...
    mutherlesschild mutherlesschild 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I 'll Tell You My Opinion You call me goody two shoes? You say that I have people fooled by my being nice? I believe you implied sweet in your ranting and raving story. I am soooo...
    transiting transiting 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    When my son was 8 years old his dad and I divorced due to domestic abuse. He witnessed some of it, but was not physically involved. Skip to today, 15 years later. He is now 23...
    MeltdownMom MeltdownMom 41-45, F Mar 19

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My daughter is my clean slate. I am no longer a *****, insert any derogatory statement. I am clean of my past sins because of her. I am in a relationship but we fight often; I...
    thegirlinthegreencar thegirlinthegreencar 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes i feel like i'm lost, that i'm starting to belive that life ia a bad joke
    julymap julymap 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. I resent people with joy in their lives. I drink too much. I cant stop myself. Sometimes I will wake up and see things I have destroyed in my house and I don't...
    sinabet sinabet 41-45, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Have been listening to this song a lot lately…Have been short with people recently… I know I can be mean sometimes…Not everyone will understand or believe me...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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      I know. But if I have things to say ill say them. Okay? Judging. We all do it-it's in our nature. We judge. Often, we don't realise we're doing it. Bad habits. Even when we...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Especially when my eyes begin to hurt. It's bad for them. After June exams, I am gonna try fasting my time on the computer, see if I can go through a certain time span without it.
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M 35 mins ago

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    Way back as I could remember back in the 4th grade, I was 10-years-old. I was telling some friends a thing of two guys telling fart jokes and farting and whatnot. I was using a...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M Mar 26

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    My mil and fil just moved about 45 minutes away from us. Before they lived about 5 or 6 hours away. Before they moved my fil answered the phone when I called to talk to mil one day...
    Jpgirlie Jpgirlie 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Now, a lot of people will look at my age and think this is just teenage antics but please just listen to me, I really do hate her. When I was born the cord was around my neck and I...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Hello...... I am hoping somebody could give me some advice, I'll explain my situation and I'll try to keep it short.... I think I have a narcissistic mother. In fact I am pretty...
    blueberry36 blueberry36 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just to start off, I understand I am a horrible child, with pretty bad grades for an indian 13 year old girl. I expect the expectations to be high, but remarks such as "you're...
    dreamyblackcats dreamyblackcats 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    When I was failing my Algebra 2 class back in Sophomore year I never told anyone I was doing bad in the class. Whenever other teachers and my parents/friends asked me how I was...
    Sigint8 Sigint8 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I'm wondering if anyone else experienced this, I'm an only child and my mother use to force me to stay in the house and play alone until I started highschool, even then she tried...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I am a 23 year old female..who lives at home with my mother brother n sister...i hate being in the house with my mother alone...all we can basically relate on is her talking bad...
    sweetm3 sweetm3 22-25 3 days ago

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    I'm 18 living in a hellhouse. For almost 9 years, my unemployed brother (second oldest in the family of four kds) of has moved into our (my parents and mine) home and ruined...
    lopunny16 lopunny16 18-21 Mar 23

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    Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was somewhat tomboyish -- she liked snakes, sticks, and mud and only wore dresses for really formal occasions. She was a happy kid...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I have seen both sides of it. Dad died of a heart attack out of the blue, it was his first one, random. And mind blowing. I was grown and out of the house but still when I answered...
    Tracymichelle77 Tracymichelle77 26-30 1 Response Mar 27