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I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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    What Do You Give When You Have Nothing Left...

    I am 26 years old and have three children. i am married to a wonderful guy but he drives me nuts. my husband and i both work full time jobs at different times. i work 8am to 5pm monday-friday. he works 6pm to 6am on a rotation shift. we usually only see each other for a few...
    candjn candjn 26-30, F 40 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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    Will I Ever....

    my son's  grandmother and great grandmother refuse to accept me as his mother, caregiver, etc. They barely want to acknowledge that I'm his Stepmother. I met his father when he was 4 and married them when he was 6. He's now 13! As a 3 person family unit, we have our ups...
    LorQuest LorQuest 36-40, F 2 Responses May 30, 2007

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    Hurt To The Core...

    I have two daughter's one that is 23 and the youngest being 18 soon to be 19.  I have been divorced from their father for years and remarried to a wonderful man for 12 years who feels as if they are his own.  My youngest...
    nayray123 nayray123 41-45 8 Responses May 29, 2010

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    Am I Wrong?

    I have two daughters, one 23 and one 26.  My eldest is pursuing a doctorate degree at Duke Univ. so she is not around but calls on occasion.  My youngest is living at home after graduating college; she is now pursuing a degree in nursing.  I have paid for her...
    cookie531 cookie531 51-55 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Unappreciated Mother

    I have 3 children. It's expected that they will be demanding, selfish, and inconsiderate and cause problems as they become teens.  I made sacrifices to make sure my kids had what they needed and wanted. I had 2 pair of jeans 4 shirts and 3 sets of undergaments and those with...
    Comprehensive Comprehensive 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2006

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    True Colors

    It's really not my daughter whom I feel does not appreciate me. I know she love's me more than anything and understands just how much I do. She can be ungrateful and very moody. But she is 13. No, it's not her. It's her father and my current husband. No "Happy mothers Day" said...
    Jsisson Jsisson 31-35, F May 12, 2013

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    Unappreciated Mom of Special Needs Child

    Hello, I am an Unappreciated mother.  I have a 5 1/2 year old son with Autism and a 4 year old daughter with Sensory Intergration Disorder.  Im married and an a SAHM.  My son gets tons of therapies in addition to schoola and my daughter gets therapies as well. ...
    KevnKaysmom KevnKaysmom 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15, 2007

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    Being a Mom Is a Thankless Job

    I am a mom of 4 ages 9(boy) 7(boy) and twins 2 (boy/girl).  I have been off work since the twins were born and have decided it is time to go back to work to gain some sanity.  I would love to be a stay at home mom and raise my kids,  we could afford to do it that...
    1234kids 1234kids 31-35 4 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    Hang In There, Karma, My Friend. The Kids Will Get It One Day!@

    Story of my life, baby! No kidding I could have written this.  But I will tell you this.  ONE DAY ....KARMA~!!!!  It happened with my two older kids and it WILL happen with him.....I buy them all the electronics, clothes, nice things you can ever imagine and DO...
    StarringU StarringU 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2010

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    "I Love Being a Mom...i Love Being a Mom..."

      August 12, 2009   Today, like every other day, I asked my kids to do their chores. They have been home on summer vacation doing pretty much whatever they want with a few chores.   They don’t have major chores like a lot of us when we were young...
    uniqchik70 uniqchik70 36-40 Aug 12, 2009

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    I Do Everything For Them

    I am a mother of 2 kids a boy who is 12 a girl who is 9.  I have been divorced for 6 years and have been engaged for 1 year. Both of my kids live with me and my fiance, they go to there dad's house every other weekend. I do everything for my kids, take them every where they...
    hmcduffie07 hmcduffie07 31-35 67 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Time Sharing Parents

    When you live with someone and get all the love and caring, you take it for granted because the person you are living with is doing what she or he is supposed to do.Now, when you are apart , the children do not see the other parent and don't see the REAL parent but just a time...
    DancingFeather DancingFeather 66-70, F Jan 30, 2010

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    My Family Has No Idea How Much I Do, And They Don't Care...

    I am the mother of 3 children, 7yr old daughter, 5yr old son and 20 month old daughter. Up until I had our youngest daughter I was working full time on the trauma team at the largest hospital in the state. Once we had our daughter my husband and I agreed that it would be in the...
    Mommy333 Mommy333 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    I Just Keep Trying

    I am the Mother of 4 children, I am a single Mother for 8 years now. When I got my divorce all my kids were under 10 years old. I really didn't have any problems with them then but now that they are older it is getting real bad. My oldest is 19, she really isn't the problem but...
    myob07 myob07 36-40, F 5 Responses May 1, 2007

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    Tired and Sad

    Iam so sick and tired of being talked to like crap. I have 3 children, 2 teenage girls and 1 baby boy. My son of course is wonderful and i love being home to take care of him. But my daughters are breaking me down and im ready to give up. they are both intelligent, beautiful...
    searra searra 36-40 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    Yes I Am!! ...

    yes i am!! kids walk all over me and they never say thank you for anything. evry once in a great while they will do what I ask them but then the turn around and go back to being themselves.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    I Have Said It Before and I Wi...

    I have said it before and I will say it again, no one appreciates what I do for my kids, what I sacrifice for them. I may get to be home more often now, but I am still gone a lot. It kills me every time that I have to leave them. But at least I am leaving to make sure that they...
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F Sep 1, 2007

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    Ungrateful...21 Year Old Daughter

    I have four children.. My oldest is 21 (F), Second is 17 (F) and two sons 12 & 10. I am a grandmother, my oldest has a son who is 8 months old. My daughter moved into her own place with her bbs dad & my grandson about 4 months ago. My daughter sometimes drinks, not alot but...
    liveslifetothefullest liveslifetothefullest 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Unfit Isn't A Strong Enough Word!-"You had a little sister...." My paternal grandmother dropped a bombshell a few months ago. She raised me because my mother who was just 17 when I...
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    Hi everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and I'm now able to share my story with people who will not judge me or think I'm crazy to think my mother is a narcissist. We all know...
    noite noite 26-30, F Dec 6

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    I have always wandered and questioned what the relationship between myself and mother means to either of us. I have this over whelming sadness due to the fact that even though she...
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    I am beyond frustrated. Because of a divorce and some other personal issues (that were not my fault), I was forced to move back in with my parents. I am 43 years old and have a...
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    To sons. I cant stand that they even exist. I hate thinking about them. I hate wondering what went through their disgusting head. I really hate them. I dont care whose mother we're...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I got to the point where I decided to just accept that my mother will never be the mother I needed and want. She will always be the victim taking no responsibility for her actions...
    valprewater valprewater 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Single mothers are looked down upon for being in a relationship? Not all single mothers are looking for a guy, to replace daddy. Single mothers need love too. What's wrong with...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    (no we are not married, and dont know if i want be because of her mother) I do not know where to begin, I have been with this girl for 3 years. her mother is very controlling over...
    countryboyhyde countryboyhyde 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 13

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    Okay first of all she's not my mother in law (I just dont know where to put this post sorry). She's just the mother of my boyfriend (in the future LOL) but look, I was introduced...
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    Why oh why was I cursed with a mother like mine. Hating her is an understatement, I have wished death on her more times than I can remember. She vents all her frustrations on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Its simple: I hate my mother and my mother hates me. We fight on a weekly basis. Sometimes she even chokes me and tells me how pathetic and worthless I am and she says how nobody...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Dec 9

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