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I Am An Only Child of a Single Parent

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    I Am An Only Child Of A Single Parent

    I am an only child of a single parent.  I don't even remember my mom and dad never talks about her.  I want to know what happened to her someday.  Its just dad and me living here with all kinds of animals.
    ibelieveu ibelieveu 13-15, F Mar 4, 2010

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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 it. I'm an only child raised by a single mom. And let me tell you right now, that journey we shared was tough. Now that I'm in...
    lenolymiss lenolymiss 18-21 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    I am a wild horse. I think

    that I just need taming. Being an only child in a one parent family. I believe had made me emotionally immature. I also went to a boarding school at a very young age. This means that I am indifferent toward my mother as she seems to be toward me. I thought she sent me there for...
    seduct10n seduct10n 51-55, M Apr 10

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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 its a completely negative attribute. she expects me to have a wife and kids in 5 yrs but honestly, i don't see how that's...
    endod endod 22-25 5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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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've conversed on the internet, but thats about it. How do I react to a man who has been absent for almost two decades, leaving...
    chiakaiyuki chiakaiyuki 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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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 her own. Technically, I am an only child. However when I was 21, I learned I had an older half sister. We have different fathers...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Feb 21

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    I Think Its A Blessing To Be An Only Child From A Single Parent

    Sometimes i tell myself that I'm unlucky to be an only child but having come from Africa its such a joy to be an only child.I look at my fellow africans who were born from large families and the trouble they have to go through growing up with luck of food,shelter and clothing and...
    evelyyn evelyyn 22-25, F Nov 9, 2012

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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 stranger. My mother had me when she was 18 to her first boyfriend, and was too scared to have an abortion. My father did something horrible...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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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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    No More Kids and a Divorcee

    After I was born, my mom said that she wasn't having anymore kids. I wasn't even supposed to be born. My mom said that when she became pregnant with me, she was on a birth control pill. I like to think that I was born for a reason. Also, my mom devorced my step-dad in...
    tampabaybucsfan tampabaybucsfan 22-25, M Aug 26, 2009

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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 lived a normal life had tons of friends & then i started being around more of their parent wondering why mine...
    Nameeless Nameeless 16-17 Jun 22, 2012

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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 would even lie and say that i had another sibling but i didnt. When i look at other people who have older...
    theylaughtheyyell theylaughtheyyell 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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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 to have siblings. But I think they are lucky. I really wish I had siblings with whom I could talk and who...
    confused0312 confused0312 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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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 he's quite a cool guy - more or less. It's only him and me. Sometimes it's a bit boring but I have a lot of...
    Ragnalikessnow Ragnalikessnow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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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 died in hospital.This was a devastating blow to my mom and she got depressed after so much bad luck. I remember...
    subliminalmessenger subliminalmessenger 36-40 1 Response Mar 27, 2011

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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 away when I was 11, so my mom and I have been very dependent on one another for as long as I can remember. She was essentially an only child of a...
    csubee csubee 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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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, and between them they had plenty of children--even a few grandchildren by the time I was born-- for me to...
    Mikebissle Mikebissle 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Kinda Complicated

    My parents got divorced when I was two, and I just lived with my mom since then. I still visit my dad, and we have an alright relationship, but I've been 95% raised by my mom. My dad is remarried aand has 2 boys. I love them so much! Their mom, however, I don't get along...
    marlawashere marlawashere 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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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 that most people around me actually perform worse as they lack exposure.
    kikkimayo kikkimayo 22-25, F Aug 4, 2012

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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 and I moved to the UK, where she is from. Since then, it has been just the two of us. She had a boyfriend for a little while when I was 7...
    angelswings1985 angelswings1985 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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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 order to raise me. Not to mention the pain she endured before I was even born. To begin, my mother had gone through three...
    kulashka kulashka 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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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 same house so i do pretty much consider myself and only child. and i hate it. especially having a single parent to raise me, i really...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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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 the one that I'm certain will back me up no matter what situation I find myself in.
    b1alasdair b1alasdair 18-21, M Aug 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Being a single parent is hard I never have time for myself but I refuse not to be other for my kids my parents wasn't there for me so I know how it feel n don't want my kids to...
    longlegs32 longlegs32 31-35 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am yet to come across a person who is an only child and who has no first cousins either- that is other than me!!! My mom has a bro who married but had no kids and my dad has to...
    Darshidgh Darshidgh 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a 21 year old single parent. My little boy is 6weeks old. His dad wants nothing to do with him. I feel so alone, but my boy makes it all better when I look at him just wish I...
    Jojo992 Jojo992 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I want to see all my soilders, the only childs. I want to talk to you, about how hard has been to us to learn to share, abot how good was to get all the attention from your parents...
    christianmia christianmia 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Mommy's Only Princess,Tata's Reluctant Eldest- I used to ask my mother when I was little, "Why I don't have a brother or sister?" "Mommy's body doesn't hold babies very well. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Here's the story of why I'm an only child. My mom was pregnant a few years before she got pregnant with me. She had a miscarriage. When she got pregnant with me, she had a...
    newgirljess newgirljess 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I am an only child, and I'm about to head off to college. My dad works a lot of evenings, consequently my mom and I are home together a lot. Now that I'm leaving, I know she will...
    zbardin zbardin 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm the single mom of a very active 4 year old boy. He's the center of my world and has completely changed my life. Everything I do and every deduction I make comes with him in...
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    For DayDay and Sagey abducted back to Finland in December 2003. In January 2003 my abusive Estonian husband kicked me and my 3 children(14,10,&8) out of the marital home(after...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F Jul 10

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    I'm the only one! Just like Tigger sang. I have hated it. I was very lonely as a child and used to cry when my friends had to go home. I begged for a sibling until I was 12 and...
    Sparkle20 Sparkle20 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Anyone else? How do you fellas handle being Mr. Mom?
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    When I was 8 years old my mother told my dad the same thing she told her ex husband with a kid if 2years old.. I am not ready to be a mother. She left a 2 year old. A 6 year old...
    smokesomething smokesomething 18-21, F Jun 27

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    It's been 3 months since I've seen my 12 year old and 4 months without my 17 year old. My heart is empty. I don't know how to do this without them. Each day feels like I'm just...
    my2boyz my2boyz 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just wish i had a sibling. I never thought about this when i was younger but as i see it, i'm quite scared that i might grow old alone. It would have been more comforting if i...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I don't have any siblings. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like, but I guess I'll never know. But on the other hand, I don't really care.
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Well i technically am By that i mean my father had another family before was born, and had a daughter with the woman. But we have no contact what so ever with this other family...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F a week ago

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, 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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    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am definitely a proud parent also, and I guess a single parent as well. My sons were both over 18 when their dad and I split up, but I was essentially a single parent since they...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm 36 and living with my parents. And no, I'm not a parasite like being living on my folks expense. Actually I have been the bread winner, the only on since I turned 21. And no...
    Goddessofmercy Goddessofmercy 31-35 3 Responses Jul 5

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    being a childless single woman is not easy. if people dont assume youre a lesbian they find some other group to stick you in. why do men and women of the strait world think they...
    luckylassie luckylassie 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 25

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    I was 10 when my father shot himself the night of 1/1/70. Just me and Mama at home. When I was almost 12, Mama died of ovarian cancer. My 24 year-old sister became my guardian...
    brinaman brinaman 51-55 Jun 25

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    And I think it best for me to stay that way. Just for the fact that I think I am a good guy but when in reality I am no where near a good guy. Wonder how disappointed my family...
    lostguy19892014 lostguy19892014 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Wow, I'm a 52 yr old woman soon to be 53 and no children. Just like so many of us on here I am bitter and wish so badly for a child even at this age. Not going to happen I suppose...