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I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 36-40, F May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My experience seems to be a little different from those I've read. I'm 18 years old,and I'm not normal,I never have been. My mother has poisoned me,she had been for a long time...
    CourtneySB CourtneySB 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother. She is self centered, lazy, childish, annoying and co-defendant. I am 39 years old and she is 68. She acts like I'm her mother. She thinks I am responsible for...
    elana13 elana13 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My mother passed away 4 months ago. I cried everyday for two months. It was the hardest thing I have ever gone through. I took her to the hospital on a Saturday, she was diagnosed...
    julietdreams julietdreams 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm 23 years old just recently started staying with my mother again and it's been so overwhelming and depressing. I have spent so many hours looking for a way to get through to my...
    TSN1 TSN1 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I hate everything about her, i never experienced this feeling of extreme loathing towards someone but i do. I hate how ****** she treats me, i hate how ******* ridiculous she is, i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe the best way to teach my daughter is "living by example". She watches me closely. Just as I watched my own mother when I was a child. A few things I try to teach her, in...
    LittleBitOfEverything LittleBitOfEverything 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F Aug 22

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    If you're not effected by Mother Nature, you clearly do not spend enough time outdoors.... I live in a small beautiful valley surrounded by gorgeous mountains. This year has been...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    So... I've never had a relationship or close relationship with my mother. She got married to the man that ruined my life when I was 8 so after that it truly was a gap there. we...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    "Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds Taking stock is often the first step in healing" https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tech-support/201304/daughters-unloving...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 19

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    Oh goodness, my mothers and most females make me feel saddened and frustrated to be a female. Narcissistic, manipulative, childish, emotionally unintelligent, lack of logic, and I...
    TaraStar98989 TaraStar98989 31-35, F Aug 19

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    my mother left me when i was very and she abused me and now im 19 and before she said she hated me and my dad and now she calls me like she cares and i still dont know if i love...
    ToLoveIsToDestroy12 ToLoveIsToDestroy12 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    But that's not all I am to my children. I am everything under the sun rolled into one. Mother is so much deeper than just giving birth to your children. Being a mother is my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    So my boyfriend left for basic training to go into the army about a week ago, meaning he hasn't been able to call or text or have any access to his phone at all. Right when he got...
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    You know. This isn't easy for me. I've never questioned anything you did. I always accepted you did what you did. But I have one question when it comes to your life choices. We all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    She is an evil person! I hated my childhood bc she was just so MEAN and always putting me down. I remember crying about something when I was about 6 years old and she put me in the...
    Madimaria123 Madimaria123 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Never could quite put my finger on it. I just knew something wasn't right with the way I felt about myself, my life, and my relationships. Then, while searching for answers about a...
    Genipher Genipher 26-30, F Aug 14

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    My mother in law is the worst person I have ever come across on. She is an evil manipulative *****. She has never liked me (nor any woman that was involved in my husband's life...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I last wrote on EP some time ago when I was really struggling with my narcissistic mother and doubting whether I was whole enough or strong enough to have a child of my own. I took...
    ALittleRoo ALittleRoo 31-35, F 2 Responses