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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

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    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    So when we got home my husband put something in

    the fridge and noticed that it wasn't closing...he then asked the kids "did you do something to this fridge?" ... one of the answers: "No, but if I DID do something it wouldn't be intentional" ...wow....guess we found the guilty one...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F May 15

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    And most fail. Mine did.

    But the wealthy caused that. And love that. They bought governing. So they run things. And ruin things. Then say what do you mean we did. And their fans defend them. My crush in ohio feels bad. Me sent her this. Am proud of you for succeeding at...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 25

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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 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend and I were long distance for a year and we're finally reunited when I moved to him. Although we lived separately, we were going to work to get an apartment together...
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    Not every woman's purpose, but definitely mine!! I have always wanted to be a mother of many children, but over the past couple years that want has changed into something much...
    DaddysPlusSizedPrincess DaddysPlusSizedPrincess 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yeah, so I lost my job at 29 years old because my Fake Mother and her boyfriend and his family that she brainwashed against me was and still is drugging me to death. This Fake...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Bye I dont wanna talk to you" - girlfriend
    yourwrinklynan yourwrinklynan 18-21, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe in God, but I still really struggle with the concept of it. I still don't understand sometimes how there can be a God when there are people who have it so easy and then...
    fabgirl824 fabgirl824 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know why but I had to share this on here. I wrote this essay quite a few years ago but I just read it and felt like it was something I should post here. *** Some of the...
    justluvme4evr justluvme4evr 22-25, F Jul 19

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    So this person was not even supposed to be in my life. I went for this tuition. The student was autistic and homeschooled. The timing didn't suit me and all that but I still...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Or maybe me does. But not like church. Or like carlin.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I know He exists, despite what the atheists claim, because I've seen things to prove there is a God; however, they all haven't been good things, therefore proving that He is not...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    I dont think anyone would love me romantically
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 16

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    When I was little I was told 'look after your brother.' Its a job I did as best I could. I was only 4/5 but I remember standing at the school gates saying "mum says get this from...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 1 Response Jul 16

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    But I certainly don't think my life reflects it. Around the age of 10 or 11, I had a teacher telling me that my nonfiction writing - for a standard assignment in class - made it...
    Temporally Temporally 26-30, M Jul 16

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    Nope I don't. I'm only 16, but still I see all these other teens kissing, and stuff. And I don't think they're going to last, but still. Atleast they get relationships. Atleast...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I am often heartbroken over an old flame. I'm a thirty-something self-employed woman in love with a man I haven't been with for 12-13 years. I've been married for 8 years and have...
    bellumsarah bellumsarah 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    l have felt worthless for years because I got very ill and wasn't a real woman anymore...but I'll make back there eventually, its much harder alone, but doable.
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've kept to myself most of the time. I told myself whatever I'm going through is minor. I'll get over it in a week or so. But weeks turned to months. Months turned to years. I...
    SinSpitter SinSpitter 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I am writing this is the hope it may help someone else. I completely forgot I had this account until I received an email which led to me to my first and only post back in 2013...
    rose24785 rose24785 22-25, F Jul 15

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    It's true ! They never know I even exist.
    WildCat64 WildCat64 16-17, M Jul 14

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    My older brother and I are 10 years apart. He is 25. Heis my only sibling, too. He is the best brother I could ever have. He is visiting us for a bit while he is off from school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    I always think about him. The funniest part is that he doesn't deserve it. He really doesn't deserve it. He doesn't care about me. He never did. He doesn't have the ability to care...
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 Jul 13

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    The morning after the night before and suprise suprise I feel fresh. I feel great. I am going to make a plan of action for this year. Things I want to achieve. The main thing is I...
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    3 little words. I am disappointed. When those words are said to me, it just crushes me, every single time. It's our reflection on ourselves that will linger on...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I actually have more than one. I have the following: Narcolepsy w/ Cataplexy, Sleep Apnea, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and...
    ImaSleepyhead ImaSleepyhead 41-45, F Jul 9

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    "Why are you walking like a weirdo?" This was said to me by a 5th grader when I was in 8th grade. I was just passing them in the halls when they said it. I kinda felt dissed by...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    If you are troubled with something or just wanna share anything, I'm here for you. :)
    fiftymiles fiftymiles 18-21, F Jul 8

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    What is it and did you give a damn ?
    FallenOptimist22 FallenOptimist22 22-25 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm not the best one doing this but when someone asks for help I try to do my best to help, so if you ever need PM me :)
    Vladekxst Vladekxst 16-17, M Jul 8

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    your nothing to me..my mother isn't your mother...her blood doesn't run through your veins
    LostGurlJoJo LostGurlJoJo 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I firmly believe that there are people who could never be a Christian or a follower of any religion . We just can't believe something just because another person or a book tells us...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Life is rarely what we expect it to be, and in the span of a year I went from having almost everything I ever wanted and being well on my way to reaching several of my life goals...
    ladydavia ladydavia 26-30, F Jul 7