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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 People

    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 3 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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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    It's a hard task and

    as parents, we have to be almost perfect because we are parents. Anything that our kids do, we will be held responsible for it. The hardest part is seeing your child go in a direction you went in or just being a teenager. You have to mold, teach, and pray for them.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12

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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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    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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    Please help. I'm currently experiencing dark

    thoughts, dark thoughts about just running away. I love all my Children but they have no respect for anything I have ever done for them. My 16 year old dumped her washing in front of me and said "this needs done now" I have a demanding 2 year old that takes up all my energy...
    RockingLikeAFetus RockingLikeAFetus 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I never wanted to be married or have children. Before I had my son I prayed to God crying asking me to send someone for me to love and for them to love me back. I was thinking...
    InfiniteLightBeing InfiniteLightBeing 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm not revealing the private details as I believe they should remain as much. However this was the worst I've endured from a person that destroyed me in more than one way...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I used to have a flat stomach. My thighs didn't even touch. I had an eating disorder, as a teenager throughout most of high school. Now im in college and I weigh twice as much as...
    confuziiled confuziiled 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I feel this way also but I woman can also have other goals in life. I'm a mother, student with a full time job, girlfriend and a homemaker. Everyone has different goals in life.
    ddg123011 ddg123011 26-30, F Nov 19

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    When my mum didn't didn't believe me. I'm sure she knows how much I look up to her. A part of me died.
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F Nov 6

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    You are going to hell. (My dad). God deceives you (via a spirit) when you don't believe the truth
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    "I could never fall in love with you; you're too damaged." - a guy I was seeing
    lindsmoggins lindsmoggins 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    'You enjoy taking my leftovers' - this was what my so called 'best friend' said to me about a guy that I really liked, but she'd liked him in the past. It crushed my self esteem...
    abif1995 abif1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Hmmmmmmm, unfortunately my father n I had a terrible relationship as soon as I was old enough to talk back essentially. I would stick up for my mom cuz he was always picking on her...
    NatashaZ NatashaZ 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    We've been together almost 12 years, we bought a house and we live together. Last weekend he said he would never want to have a child with me, because he would never want a child...
    Notenough621 Notenough621 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I don't believe this to be true for all women. I believe women have their different callings in life. However I do believe it's my calling in life. I'm blessed with a baby bearing...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I told my friend about the sexual abuse I experienced as a child. He said, "That's a secret you take to the grave. Don't ever tell anyone."
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I actually find this belief so disgusting, some women literally cannot give birth even if they want to. So what, they are useless because they don't push out babies...
    trs1999 trs1999 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 1

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    My dad saying that everything that happened is my fault, and that he wishes I wasn't his daughter
    itsjojo itsjojo 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    "Stop acting you know everything. Clearly your brother is smarter than you." We were having a family dinner in a luxury buffet... I told my brother instead of studying medicine in...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    "You're an ***" -every woman They love it though
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    "You always ruin everything I love" Thanks mom :p
    SerineTheSquirrel SerineTheSquirrel 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Evolutionary speaking. The purpose of everything living thing is to keep living by procreation. It's survival. So yes. But that doesn't have anything to do with our souls. Just our...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I once said I would rip this girls eyes out spit in her sockets then skull **** her eyehole. Now I'm not some kind of pig nor do I have anger issues, she was just an all around...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I was window shopping with "them" in a mall. I saw a really awesome and sexy pair of boots in the window display. I was admiring it and wondered how it would look on me when " they...
    deepaforeverangel deepaforeverangel 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    my third grade teacher Ms. Wright told me " you have to set in the back of the blackboard because the other kids dont like you" i sat back there all year
    kontry kontry 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    "Nobody likes you. You don't belong here, you have no friends and you're worthless." -- girl who I don't particularly like anymore
    LittleLexxi21 LittleLexxi21 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    That I look like a fat cow in front of everyone at school( oh I how I loved teenage years, I know I was chubby but not a cow ) and one of my teachers said I won't finish high...
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 6

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    my husband told me I should have died instead of my mom. it still hurts
    2isbetterthan1 2isbetterthan1 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 7

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    I was just told about an hour ago by my OLGF that I ruined her life. I know it's not true but it bothers me that she thinks it is and my reaction may have been the last words we'll...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    What kind of simpleton actually believes this? Sexist *****.....
    tinmahn tinmahn 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I feel like I'm the only girl on earth who can put their oldest kid on the bus, Take care of a six month old, invite three guys over and screw through out the day while my six...
    christnab8806 christnab8806 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 19

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    this is so stupid. how can it be a woman's 'purpose' to have a child. it's inevitable that humans will become extinct oneday, so why should women have the purpose to reproduce? it...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Hate to break it to you fellas - our only "purpose" is to not just have babies. There are so much more to us women then our reproductive system. Actually, it's not even a purpose...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    I love the thought of keeping my wife impregnated and filling her with my fertile seed watching out baby grow. I would to have large family
    impregnator69 impregnator69 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty😍👰,smart🎒🎓, funny😂, outgoing, and a lil crazy 😝 so if he ever leave me that's going to be the biggest mistake of his life 💯 I dont compare to these...
    HisMainCHICK HisMainCHICK 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    "You look beautiful today," my friend said and I was about to thank her when she said this. "April fools!"
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    you should stop singing. your not even that good. ( i was told this by someone i once admired. unfortunately I listened and didnt sing for yrs in public only in private. when i did...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My mom said she regarded it as an error of her to get pregnant of me because I wanna be a girl :(
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    Being told "I cant imagine myself be romantically involve with you. You can never be an option."
    hairyLGS hairyLGS 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 6

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    James at tw@ told me to go F myself. I cried myself to sleep that night.. While ******* it
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    A Chaplin told me on the battlefield of Viet nam my wife was killed, that was the worst.
    Ropster Ropster 66-70, M Nov 6

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