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I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    my mother in law is so negative and she treats me like an idiot. She thinks my son is hers and tries to control everything. oh, we live together btw...
    iamme1992 iamme1992 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    i could go to my mom and tell her everything ive said and done on this site and she would still love me just the same. of course she would want me to spare her the details but i am...
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    The woman who birthed me openly regrets me. My adoptive mother gave up on raising me during early childhood. My mother earth has been as close to me as gravity and yet sometimes I...
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    I was a single father after my divorce. I raised my two kids alone with no help from their mother. So I honestly understand how hard single mothers have to work to keep it all...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 23 hrs ago

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    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was raised by a single mother and still to this day am amazed at all her sacrifices and steadfast dedication to my sister and I. My father stopped coming around when I was 3 so...
    Hockeydad33 Hockeydad33 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    We all learned how things are from the environment we grew up in. My MIL learned to manipulate to get what she wanted because her father made it so he wasn’t approachable, so she...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im a 20 year old muslim girl. Part of our culture is we have arranged marragies where the mother or father of the guy comes to the girls family and ask for her hand in marriage...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I see all of these people posting about how they hate their fathers. Honestly, I could never comprehend what its like to even have a father. Most of my life has been without that...
    Mightyzaxor Mightyzaxor 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I am hanging by a think thread of sanity. I have been married for less than three years and my MIL has lived with us from day 1. Her excuse was that she was helping us adjust to...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 21

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    I Hate My MIL Experience Project: Stories about every Life Experiences Home Search Groups Stories Questions People Post 1 tarabull Me Content Removal Appeal It looks like...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F Jul 19

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    I always thought that a man who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Hello there, I would like to show my sad sad story which is true. My mother has kicked me out for the fourth time and as I write this, I am still kicked out. How does this all...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    I think some women don't realize how important the mother/daughter relationship is in shaping their daughters. My mom was a teacher, so she was more of a disciplinarian to me...
    sunkisd25 sunkisd25 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Vents: My mom... Where do I start with my mom. She is the most caring lovable person you will ever meet. The one that will get out of way to make you happy. The one that will cook...
    TonyThach TonyThach 18-21, M Jul 14

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    my mother isnt abusive. however, i added this because i noticed quite a few people are having problems with abusive mothers or fathers. if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    I remember when my life was simpler. When all I was happy to do was to play outdoors, collect acorns, seeds and flowers. To have my dog run up the drive way to greet me with...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    My mother. what can i say? she is the typical indian woman in all the wrong ways. If there is one thing I can't relate to is when kids complain that their parents care to much and...
    Grasshopper98 Grasshopper98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I used to feel guilty about this, she's the person who's supposed to love you unconditionally and be there for you no matter what, that was never how she was with me. My parents...
    lolllaa lolllaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi... I think I have an Abusive Mother. My mom always gets angry at me, for the most stupid reasons; I have always felt like I am walking on eggshells around her. I just don't know...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    hi everyone, i would like to share some progress i have made since last update. 5 things i am getting used to 1. having an opinion as once upon a time golden child, i have to...
    fien fien 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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