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I Am An Only Child of a Single Parent

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    All Alone. - When i was just a baby i got adopted by my grandpa & grandma.. they never told me i was adopted & so i just started calling them mom & dad, whenever i got older i just...
    Nameeless Nameeless 16-17 Jun 22, 2012

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    She's The Best - My Mom is my hero. I have so much respect and appreciation for her love, hard work, and sacrifice.
    GwenTenn93 GwenTenn93 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Going To Meet My Farther - Going to london in march, to meet up with family, amongst other things. My dad will be there, and Im fairly nervous since ive never met him before. We...
    chiakaiyuki chiakaiyuki 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    Long Story -  My dad left my mom when I was 3 months old.My mom found a new love three years later and he moved in with us, but unfortunately he got ill a few months later and...
    subliminalmessenger subliminalmessenger 36-40 1 Response Mar 27, 2011

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    Yup. - Since I was born, it's always been me and my mother. I was her only child, born when she was in her early thirties. I never felt lonely as a child; my mother is one of six...
    Mikebissle Mikebissle 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Alone - Hi, I live with my single mother.I dont have any brothers or sisters. Although i always waned a sibling. Most of my friends have siblings and they say that I am lucky not...
    confused0312 confused0312 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way... - I don't remember my father. I remember a time when I did remember my father, if that makes any sense, but now I wouldn't know him from a...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    Lonely - Growing up it was hard it was just me and my mother. My mother didnt finish school so we didnt have alot of money. I was always lonely and wished i had another sibling. I...
    theylaughtheyyell theylaughtheyyell 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Not Really An Only Child Tho... - but i might as well be... my brother is 19 years older than me and is married and lived in New Zealand.... so we were never really living in the...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    I never really had a father. My mom divorced "my ***** donor" when I was 7 years old. He wasn't really part of my life since birth because I wasn't a boy. My mother raised me on...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Feb 21

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    Decisions As I Get Older - i'm an only child. i'm 24 now and i just want time away or apart. she expects me to live with her for the rest of my life. she's very overprotective that...
    endod endod 22-25 4 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Growing Up - Does It Mean Growing Apart? - Just like everyone else in this group, I grew up as the only child of a single parent. My grandmother on my mother's side passed...
    csubee csubee 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    My Mother and Me - Ever since I was five, it's been mostly my mother and me. We've had a lot of support from her parents, but she's the one who's had the biggest influence. She's...
    b1alasdair b1alasdair 18-21, M Aug 14, 2009

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    My Dad - I live together with my dad since my mother decided to move out. I was asked with whom I wanted to live with and I choosed my father. My mother went mad and left. I think...
    Ragnalikessnow Ragnalikessnow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    Only And Misunderstood - So, I went online to actually learn about "the only child syndrome." As I was reading, I was thinking this is about 80% true, and I'm a living example of...
    lenolymiss lenolymiss 18-21 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Not Any Different - I am just as blessed as anyone else with both their parents around. My mom's financially and intellectually capable of raising me by herself. In fact, I realize...
    kikkimayo kikkimayo 22-25, F Aug 4, 2012

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    Forever Protected - My mother finally got the courage to leave her abusive husband when I was a mere three years old. I'm slowly learning the extent of the sacrifices she gave in...
    kulashka kulashka 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    And I Have Been For Most of My Life.. - My parents were drastically mismatched. I was born in Brazil and spent the first two years of my life there. My parents separated and my mum...
    angelswings1985 angelswings1985 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Yeah I am an only child my parents do not even care about me and I even do not have any pet.I do not have friends .I celebrate New Year and every festival alone . I am in need of a...
    pookalla pookalla 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    This morning I woke up feeling pretty low. Thankfully I found this app and people on it who helped pull me out of the rut I was in. From there my day continued to get better. I...
    Nessy7787 Nessy7787 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Yup, my parents got it right the first time ;) HAPPY NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY EVERYONE!!
    azngirl123 azngirl123 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Growing up as an only child has made me way more mature than I should be. Plus I look way older than I am. My friends and family have a running joke that I've been 25 ever since I...
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Hello.. well.. I pretty much put my personal life on hold as I raised my son alone since he was just a baby. I have grown to admire all the single mothers out there and all they do...
    quietthunder2 quietthunder2 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I divorced him when my daughter was 3 & my son was 18 mo. I couldn't let them grow up like that. When he was 5, the courts sent him to the ***, & the conditioning started....he had...
    wamw wamw 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    call it what you want ..but have lost her the guilt is indescribable ......i tried with her dad for years sat there covering up for him ....in his darkest hour cleaning up his...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Apr 7

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    It gets lonely sometimes. I wish I had an older sibling but that's never going to happen. Even if my mom got pregnant again I'd still be the oldest kid in my family. Sure I have...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm tired of being walked all over and lied to. Pick up your own dirty clothes and wash them. Make your own dinner. When you are home I always make u breakfast a along with mine...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I think it would have been nice to have siblings, but other times I don't mind too much, I don't have anyone interfering with my belongings!
    claire96 claire96 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi, my name is Taylor and I am new here on EP. I found the website on accident and found out that people (actually fellow teens) talk about their spankings here.. Well, it is and...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi, my name is Taylor and I am new here on EP. I found the website on accident and found out that people (actually fellow teens) talk about their spankings here.. Well, it is and...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes, I wonder whether I am too broken to be in a healthy relationship. I went through artificial insemination with donor. Now, I am pregnant of a kid that I will raise by...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I've always had a strained relationship with my daughter. I divorced her dad when she was around 5 and thought I was a very responsible single parent. Her dad was very much a...
    courageousmom courageousmom 66-70, F Apr 5

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    Hi, my name is Taylor and I am new here on EP. I found the website on accident and found out that people (actually fellow teens) talk about their spankings here.. Well, it is and...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom was a single parent raising me and my sister, and I think she used spankings as a way to keep us under control for her own sanity. We weren't spanked for everything as she...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    All right I am an only child with less people to talk . I thought my parents would always be with me but no . Whenever I archive something a prize or a certificate I want to share...
    pookalla pookalla 22-25, F Mar 19

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    My parents have argued for years. There have been some pretty damn awful ones but I've always let them be and not said anything. They got into one yesterday after a pretty awesome...
    halyconday halyconday 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm an only child but I have many cousins (10 that I know of) - I'm the oldest out of all my first and second cousins on my mom's side and my first cousins on my dad's side. My...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    i'm 16 year old girl . from my childhood my parents always scold me n beat me.they always compare me with my elder sis. if i get good marks too they will never be happy .they...
    nehakapoor2 nehakapoor2 16-17, F Apr 1

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    As a child, my parents died. My mom died and then my father died. My first foster mother brain we ashes me of how they both died. She tormented me and she would choke me and dig...
    Kadypril Kadypril 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Don't Mess with the Zohan was such a funny/awkward experience. It's funny NOW. But not only were my parents there, but so was my little cousin. We all assumed from the commercials...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Both my parents are career driven individuals who made me more because they had a social obligation to at least produce a child then anything else. By the age of 6 months I was in...
    soliloque soliloque 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The red headed step child thing is true. My boyfriend is a sweet man. Unfortunately this sweetness causes him to give his 4 year old EVERYTHING she wants. She's disgustingly rude...
    kkj13 kkj13 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i am proud as hell to be a nudist parent for my children. My husband feels the same way. We both grew up in nudist home environments. We met at a nudist resort and beach here...
    happygoluckywife happygoluckywife 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 19

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    I feel as though I should not hate my parents, but the more I try not to... the more I do. I am 20. My parents have been apart since I was 4. They has an over 10 year divorce...
    AnimalsAreLife AnimalsAreLife 18-21, F Mar 20

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