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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

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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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    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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    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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    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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    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 1 Response 6 days 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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    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 Aug 16

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    The worst thing anyone has ever said to me (or can say to anyone) is to kill myself. It's ridiculous how much that gets thrown around as an insult or a "joke".
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    My ex and I were hanging out as friends and drank some wine. I was too drunk to drive and just assumed I would be sleeping over since we dated for a while. Then he said "I don't...
    Chelyngra Chelyngra 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    "Since high school I've disliked you. You really hurt me." This totally took me by surprise and hurt deeply. I always thought I was a nice person in high school but apparently I...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Wow I remember my first boyfriend...he could be very mean to me smh...so like one time he came over and I surprised him by walking into the room naked lol...and he called me a...
    KyLeone KyLeone 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 1 Response Aug 17

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    From my ex boyfriend (in a text) "good luck finding anyone who will ever love you"
    mwdot mwdot 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    One of the worst things ever said to me was here. I was explaining to a man that the NAACP was not a racist organisation that excluded whites; it was founded by whites, with the...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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 Aug 16

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    Lotsa things. There's many extremely bad ones but the worst is probably a spoiled rich ***** that doesn't know how to have fun.
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I truly believe that a woman's purpose in life to go get pregnant often by her man. There is nothing better for me to get pregnant often my man. I absolutely love being pregnant...
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Just face it. A guy who has all the respect and has all the center of attention gets a beautiful girl. If you're laid back and quiet than you're left with no luck. They always fall...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    "Do us all a favour and go Kill yourself"
    marsbars30 marsbars30 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Age 12 Your dad didn't make it....
    13Dian 13Dian 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    "Good for nothing hateful " My mother
    Maestroxo Maestroxo 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    "I never really loved you."
    koorlo koorlo 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Leave me alone and go kill yourself and Die just die ...
    S2012C S2012C 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 Aug 14

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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 Aug 16

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    "You are boring, like your father."
    40tude 40tude 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    A boy in the bus about 3 or 4 years ago called me a lesbian. It hurt a lot because it's not true.
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm an A cup, and some girl came up to me and said "You know something? I can't tell the difference between your chest and your back." -.-
    eanchantedeyes eanchantedeyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    " you're weird ugh " i don't care right now i like being different because that makes me unique
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    "Your abuse wasn't that bad"
    wanderinggrl wanderinggrl 26-30, T 4 Responses Aug 24

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    "You deserve to cut, freak" ouch
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Ya gotta lie if you wanna succeed.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 24

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    "Are you a ******' dyke?" -Dad "If you want to be a lesbian, fine. But you cut your hair and it's like you're waving a banner that says, 'I'M A DYKE' and rubbing it in our faces...
    lachrymose3 lachrymose3 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Your a crap wife and mum:(((
    Pommy8 Pommy8 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    "You're cutting for attention." "Kill yourself. No one would care." "I don't love you back."
    Kensie13 Kensie13 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    "Youre dads a retard" i dont care what ypu say to me but you do not **** with my dad
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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