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I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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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...
    KevnKaysmom KevnKaysmom 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15, 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...
    LorQuest LorQuest 36-40, F 2 Responses May 30, 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...
    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...
    searra searra 36-40 1 Response May 9, 2008

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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...
    Jsisson Jsisson 31-35, F May 12, 2013

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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...
    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...
    uniqchik70 uniqchik70 36-40 Aug 12, 2009

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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...
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F Sep 1, 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...
    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...
    cookie531 cookie531 51-55 3 Responses Mar 2, 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...
    Mommy333 Mommy333 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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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 ...
    nayray123 nayray123 41-45 8 Responses May 29, 2010

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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...
    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...
    myob07 myob07 36-40, F 5 Responses May 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...
    liveslifetothefullest liveslifetothefullest 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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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...
    candjn candjn 26-30, F 40 Responses Apr 8, 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...
    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...
    StarringU StarringU 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2010

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    I have been married to my husband for 10 years and together for 13. Before we married, I thought my MIL was like the mother I never had. (My mother past away when I was a young...
    adreanasmom adreanasmom 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't understand.People hate me at my school.Probably I'm different from them or they think I'm weird.So what if I'm friends with the other people they dislike or disgust...
    BurningPhoenix123 BurningPhoenix123 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I miss my dad so much. Now I am only with my mother and she hates me and I hate her. She is rarely at home and when she is she is screaming at me and hitting me. My aunt and uncle...
    SabrinaInTears SabrinaInTears 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    I am still a mother.I am still a mother, even though I don't get to hold my child, even though I don't get to kiss her boo-boos. I am still a mother, even though I don't get to see...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13 years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want you to know that your mother was one of the people I admired most in this world. She was always so full of dynamic laughter and had an incredible zest for life that was...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M Apr 1

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    My mom passed away when i was 7, actually she died on my birthday, i was so young and i so her dead body. She had breast cancer, she faught for almost 4 years, she even travekked...
    salmahidayat salmahidayat 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    A Mothers's Love!! A mother like mine is hard to find, A mother like mine is one of a kind! A mother like mine so pure and true Who often went without to help pull us through...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Mar 26

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    There are many women but few mothers. A mother makes sacrifices for her children. She puts her life and dreams on hold to care, nurture and love her children. She has a kiss that...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    My boyfriend's mother "thinks" she hates me. I write "thinks" because I suspect it is not me she hates. She has hated every women her son has been with. She has been the cause of...
    pipadm pipadm 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My mother has always had mental issues. She has random outburst, going from laughing to a screaming rage in a matter of seconds (for no reason), she belittles everyone as her...
    Anonymisses Anonymisses 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hello...... I am hoping somebody could give me some advice, I'll explain my situation and I'll try to keep it short.... I think I have a narcissistic mother. In fact I am pretty...
    blueberry36 blueberry36 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello everyone, Rather than pretend to portray this life as if a friend told me, I'm going to be completely honest. When I'm alone and I think about it I try to escape it through...
    JustOneQuestion JustOneQuestion 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    My mother loves to treat me as though I am thirteen years old. I am a twenty-one year old college student, maintaining a 3.8 GPA while also working part-time. While I have not...
    LikeASailor4 LikeASailor4 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    (Bf mother not really mother-in-law) I have only been dating my bf for a year but I do want to be with him forever. His immediate family has found out that I HATE HATE HATE his...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My mum is the type of mum where if I say "can you pick me up some ____?" she'll get it. But the moment I say "Mum, I need you." , "Mum, I'm not feeling good." , "Mum, I need your...
    jheyjuneice jheyjuneice 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Too Young To Remember- My mother was killed in a car wreck when I was 1 or 2(my stepfather can't keep dates straight). We were on the highway when a double cab truck jumped the...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 3

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Yesterday it was my father in laws birthday. My mother in law only had my husband and I and our two kids come over. The night before she asked us to bring the cake. My husband said...
    tatkayalee tatkayalee 31-35 1 Response Mar 16

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    When I was failing my Algebra 2 class back in Sophomore year I never told anyone I was doing bad in the class. Whenever other teachers and my parents/friends asked me how I was...
    Sigint8 Sigint8 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Oh Mom, I Can Not Hold You Close Enough Knowing I am in the last of times with my Mother, and not wanting to forget these sweet, fleeting moments, I write. Today is a memory with...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 14 Responses Mar 25

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    I am a mother, to a forever four month old daughter. She gained her Angel wings at the age of four months. I was blessed to have four amazing months with her, and to be her mother...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    My mother, who was physically and mentally abusive when I was a child, hasn’t spoken to me for 16 years and has had nothing to do with her three grandsons who are now grown. They...
    writer109 writer109 51-55, F Mar 27

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    My parents divorced when I was four, my father left when I was five. He had visitation rights and one day simply didn't show up. My mother called, he had emigrated. I didn't...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Isn't it strange how society projects an image of mothers as selfless and sacrificing living saints? Mine was anything but. Without warning she could become outraged about...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Okay, I appreciate my mother for cooking for me, washing my clothes etc. But other than being a good housewife and a good cook, I can't think of anything else that's good about her...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Apr 1

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