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I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    That one phrase that always got used when I brought up how controlling she was: "Would you rather not have anyone to love and take care of you, like I did? You should be thankful...
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    I spent my childhood and teen years living as an extension of my mother. My thoughts, my feelings, my opinions, and even my needs were almost always discarded in place of my mother...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I spent my whole life feeling ugly and hated, even though I wasn't bad looking, my mother made me like that, she would insult me, humiliate me, telling me I'm not good enough, that...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So having a narcissistic mother who never seemed to care about me enough, who used me as leverage to get what she wanted all of my childhood, and who ended up abandoning me when I...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey, I'm here as I no longer have a relationship with my mother. due to the effect her narcissistic behaviour has had on me, I made the decision that I could only be mentally...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I've realised that the thing I crave more than finding a partner and becoming a wife or mother, is that I just really want to be a daughter to a loving mother. At 26 I should...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother was raised by an insane woman, who happened to be my grandmother. The grandmother and the grandfather(who was a kind man) (my mothers parents)were 2nd generation...
    notPC notPC 56-60, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I try to have a relationship with my mother, even though I am nearly as intimidated by her as I was when I was a child. About a year and a half ago I changed my career, and she...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Classic narc family occurence; I got a letter from my father asking me to un-remember recent put-downs from my narc mother on several calls between September and November. After...
    Decaturite Decaturite 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am 17. I attended a vocational program in high school and got my CNA when I was 16. I work very hard, I graduated high school early and I am now in nursing school. I work two...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I've been dating my girlfriend that I totally love and adore for almost a year and a half, and we've gone through a few rough patches like everyone does, but have always been able...
    samanthagtg samanthagtg 56-60, T 6 Responses Feb 2

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    After several days of not hearing from my girl. Mom. My health is not getting any better. I just can't keep anything down. And goes on to describe her symptoms. She also states...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    My mother is a severe narcissist, and my Father, the severe enabler. It took me a while to realise how his inaction regarding my mother's abuses made him as guilty as her. It's...
    malanxious malanxious 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Hi so I'm posting here to write about my mother and how I'm affected with severe depression and anxiety because of her I don't like to point fingers or blame anybody but she is the...
    Pinkskiespinklove Pinkskiespinklove 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    My mother spent three days continuously calling me names and trying to press my buttons. She called me a ****, a “piece of Satan”, and a horribly sadistic person. She didn’t...
    JHicks28 JHicks28 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a proud single mother of four.That in itself is stressful. If I had to describe my parenting skills, I'd have to say "Old School" and because it's just me... They know that...
    MissingTrevion1020 MissingTrevion1020 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Promoting a Gender Reversed SocietyAs a radical feminist, I have many views that many would consider controversial. I am a huge advocate of petticoating and support any women...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have three boys but I am no longer a mom to them. my oldest I spent 3 yrs with then his dad my ex husband got full custody. he refuses to allow me to talk to my which in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a mother to three a mom to none I've had two miscarriages and because of circumstances beyond my control my child was signed for adoption the rest of you here are blessed to...
    Aloha2erhz Aloha2erhz 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    I have been dating my fiance for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Not many people know this, cause its still painful sometimes. I am a mother of 4 kids, yes most know 3 of them, but 18 years ago, I lost my son to death before birth. It was one...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 30

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    Having experienced a roller coaster of baby excitement in recent weeks here's my lowdown on the reality of having a baby. Buckle up mummies..(or look away now) Having a baby-THE...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 30

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    well I drive trucks for a living n my wife worked night shift. so her mom would come and sit with the kids over night. I was able to stop by the house on a run. I went to pick...
    jusreadin jusreadin 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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