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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

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    Being The Bad Parent Sucks!

    I love my girls so much, but find it hard when it comes to discipline. My husband is a great father , friend , and provider, but often throws me under the bus when it comes to the kids and discipline. I feel completely overwhelmed, frustrated , and stressed out. Just earlier...
    lolama2013 lolama2013 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    I've been a stay at home mom

    for the past 5 almost 6 years. I've re-entered the workforce recently and am pretty excited about it. I'm starting slow to adjust both myself and the boys. And it's a step in the right direction!
    Bluenightstand Bluenightstand 36-40, F Jun 12

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    Teachable Moment/life Lesson

    I am always struck by the stories on this site - so many that seem more than what I am about to say but here goes... I am a bit upset. Maybe its because my head isn't all there sometimes or there is so much to do related to my separation/pending divorce so I'm almost writing an...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    Fear

    I read 17 books on parenting before I had my first daughter.  I weened out the things I didn't like and things that I thought suited me.  Some I used some I didn't.  The only thing I wanted to do was be a mom. I have 4 children that I would do anything for. My oldest one...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F Mar 19, 2012

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    Parenting Is So Hard...

    One of the hardest thing about being a parent is to help your child deal with life disappointments. You don't to play it off as it was nothing because it could be a very big deal to them. You don't want to make a big hoopla about it either because you'll be coddling them. You don...
    Theta99 Theta99 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Just To Begin

    Parenting my two daughters (now grown up "daddy´s girs") was my best done job and a main source of happyness     Hard part of it all: during almost 20 yrs, I do it as somemething like a "married single father"  Bet you all to decode what that last label might mean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I think the worst thing anyone has ever said to me and actually meant it was for me to go to hell! It was one of my best guy friends' girlfriend...she was mad because I still...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I personally believe a woman's purpose is to have babies, if possible. Also, I believe the purpose of a woman is to have sex with her husband for fun and games.
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My story is true. I need help. I am so emotionally unstable. I haven't been able to talk to anyone about this. Please excuse the spelling and grammar, right now I am venting. I...
    mijudelacru mijudelacru 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    It was the last day of school and I had stayed to volunteer at the library as there were many last minute book returns. School had been out and I was the only one left or so I...
    jest04 jest04 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So I've liked the same guy (let's call him bob) since I was five. Obviously I didn't know I liked him when I was five I just wanted to impress him and I had no idea why. I'm in 2nd...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I really don't care that much of what people say about me because I know myself better than anyone else
    le4end99 le4end99 18-21, M Aug 1

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    "You know, people say things happen for a reason. So I guess there's a reason you are as lonely as you are. I guess there is a reason your dad left you. I guess there's a reason...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    There's a weird one! It never occurd to me! I ran into somebody from my old schooldays recently. Back then. She was smart. Funny. Attractive. Part of the 'rich kids' club. Totally...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    "Have you married? I saw you really love playing with kids. Go make one." Said my stupid uncle. I was like "WHATT?"
    daneean daneean 18-21, F Aug 1

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    "Why do you always wear long sleeves?" I have no idea WHY this hurt my feeling so much but it did. I just felt like, I don't know like the odd one out I guess, it probably wasn't...
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wonder that because I had a crush on this boy in 3rd grade and it looked like he liked me but I'm not sure ( I'll call him pasty , that's his nickname) pasty wasn't in my class...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F Jul 23

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    "I hate you and I hope you rot in hell you stupid *****" from my ex BFF zoie
    Dinosaurfanatic Dinosaurfanatic 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    "Go kill yourself" they said "I will." I thought. Also My sister said I was the '****** up' child in the family.
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I've been told I'm a bad person and I don't know what I am saying, I can go , I'm empty,**** you,
    Happyjudy Happyjudy 18-21 Aug 1

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    I am very picky exclusive when it comes to bringing people closer to me
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    My brother once told me I had cancer and had a month to live when we were young. Of course I knew it wasn't true but I've always wondered why he would say such a thing.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Baby, baby, baby, Oooohhhhh
    OpTicNaDe OpTicNaDe 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    "are you a dude or chick?" O_o
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I worked at a camp this summer and one of my fellow counselors I had met that day came up behind me in the bathroom line and said: "I love your hair so much that I am just going to...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    At school, I get called a child of the devil, they tell me to go back to hell. I get called an ugly ****. And a dumb blonde and a short freak...
    mikaykay mikaykay 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is why I want to keep my wife pregnant as much I can. Big round sexy baby bellies I love them. I get really turned on when in know it's my baby in the belly.
    Idbw Idbw 31-35 1 Response Aug 12

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    Woo hooo I put a baby in my agian feels great to get her knocked up I love it.
    Idbw Idbw 31-35 4 days ago

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    He is the best friend anyone could ever have. He'll bend over backwards for you without even blinking! He is now my boyfriend and we still act like we're besties. Hopefully it'll...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F Jul 24

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    *Tiana Jade* This girl needs no introduction. lol Seriously, she's the most amazing person i've known here. Pure hearted, a one of a kind friend that you'll surely love to have...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm going to be 20 tomorrow. My current boyfriend is 23 and has had plenty of girlfriends, and is friends with lots of girls. I have trust issues because for a long time I was...
    GoogleMaps GoogleMaps 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't think anyone could ever criticize me more severely than the way I viciously criticize myself.
    Breeya Breeya 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    to warn you-- this is very long. Hi! I am new to this site and I have been looking for a place to vent for quite some time now. I want to share my story of how I became bulimic...
    southernpearl southernpearl 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F a week ago

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    If you are feeling jealous - or someone close to you is - Don't feel ashamed (if you are the jealous person), or try to make them feel ashamed. Two reasons: 1) Feelings walk in...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    You were just a stranger with a great line and a vivid imagination. You asked me to trust you. That you won't ever hurt me and that you only want to help me. To make me a stronger...
    margai margai 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone. I started to go on experience project a while ago and then I took a break from it because I felt like it wasnt for me. I now feel that I seriously do need to be in a...
    3lle 3lle 16-17, F Jul 29

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    This is for alex. I know you are reading this. :) Hey, you! I know you won't like me doing this but this is what I want. I just want a story of how this amazing, kind, and loving...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Aug 2

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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    My magical journey based on book "The magic" written by Rhonda Byrne for attracting my desires of life( A perfect dream job and my marriage with my love) Day 16-Magic and Miracles...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Soon it will be 2 months and It still feels like a bad dream. I never expected him to do this to me cos I thought that he loved me. We have shared so much, are bounded by so much...
    Sharniab Sharniab 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Okay, so this pretty much is a 3 part story so ill post it 3 seperate times, but it all intertwines and stuff so yeah. And noone really knows all this except my mom and bf so im...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F Aug 11

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    The First Time Many times...along my life: - First time was in a major change.I had it all,I was happy kid with a family.Suddenly,I lost it all.My mom died.Days without sleep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Its been about 45 days since u suddenly shattered my world by telling me u were tired of waiting, that there was some one else, that u thought it was best for me if we were just...
    Sharniab Sharniab 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I met a friend here on EP about 2-3 months ago. I honestly don't know what I did before I met her. She has been the best role model, support system and friend anyone could ask for...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Aug 1

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