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I Don't Get Along With My Mother

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    Mama Drama...

    I've had this kind of drama all my life. It's something I can never completely escape...and I'm powerless to ever resolve it...or to get any kind of closure from it. It's the big ******* elephant that sits in the room whenever we are together anymore...and I loathe it. My mom was...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    my mother is i guess abusive.

    i didn't really know until i was thirteen and i was talking about it and someone called me out on it. i thought every mother was like mine. she liked to try and destroy me emotionally. now i live with my dad thank god but whenever we get into an argument he threatens to send me...
    Limle Limle 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I always get in fights with my mom,

    earlier today she was yelling at me for lying ( I didn't lie, me friend was)
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    So I just had to go out

    and buy a few supplies I needed and when I get back my mother had already come home from work and as soon as I close the door she goes all annoyed asking were I went and complaining that I could've brought bread - we actually have bread at home, but that's beside the point. It...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F Oct 24

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    She Is Slowly Killing Me

    I don't know what to do. She makes me miserable and makes me hate myself. Being with her for more than a minute means having to deal with her insults on my father or her criticism on everything about me. My dad chose to divorce her when I was starting out in 8th grade. I am now...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I'm 17 and my mother

    and I have never had a very good relationship. Recently things have gotten a lot worse. A year ago I found out my mother was cheating on my dad and all hell broke loose because I insisted that she tell him. She has told me multiple times since then that I've been ruining her...
    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I haven't seen my mom in about a year

    or two, and when we saw each other it was never about me, it's always about how her life is crap. Ever since I started highschool she never once asked how i was doing in school and the most intimate motherly remark she could give me was "you got skinnier"
    thedoctordonna thedoctordonna 18-21, F Nov 17

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    "Anger is a mix of pain

    and feelings that can't be expressed any other way" All I can feel is anger. Not towards myself anymore, towards her. How she could just abandon her own son for a guy. A guy that turned her into a bigger alcoholic and who was one himself. An abusive and manipulative guy. He was...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Me and my mother has been having conflicts

    since my father passed away. Since that day, Whatever we do, we dont click. Help
    kiarna811 kiarna811 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I don't want it to define me.

    I don't want this experience to define me for the rest of my life but I have to validate my anger and sadness. I don't let those emotions become inflated by self beliefs that don't serve me. I don't internalize her indifference. I don't think to myself woe is me I don't have a...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Sometimes it looks like my mother always has to

    find something to yell to me about... Just now she went out and said see you later, and I answered but apparently she didn't listen - she does this a lot, sometimes we are right beside her and she doesn't listen because whe's jus thinking about something else and so completly...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    A lot of the time, she

    and I are pretty close, but sometimes she can just be plain mean for no reason other than to satisfy herself. A little while ago, she seriously just said to me "Boy, I feel sorry for the man you marry, if you even find one." Seriously? Granted, I was jokingly trying to explain...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Is there a name for when you tell something

    nice, like a gift, to a person and then the next day you take it back, like telling them they can go buy that thing they really wanted, but the next day say they can't afterall because they don't need it? Because my mother keeps doing that, over and over. What upsets me is not...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    It's Actually A Pretty Strange Relationship.

    I guess you could classify the relationship I have with my mother as a pretty weird one. On the one hand, she's mostly there for me, but on the other hand, we have a very difficult past and her taste in men is just absolutely repulsive.
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    But We Love Each Other...

    I suppose this is one of those hard experiences that I tend to never try and think about but is a constant thought in my mind. We love each other, worry about one another and care for one another.  It was her that first used the phrase that has come to epitomise our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    I met my boyfriend last year in March.

    He is 21, dropped out of high school, has no car, no job, and no place to live. I know that sounds bad, but it's not really once I explain it. He grew up with a deadbeat mom who married an abusive man, he beat my boyfriend all the time for no reason, and that's how his childhood...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Last night was tumultuous.

    I can't drive quite yet, and I was going to a cafe to meet up with some of my dearest friends whom I hadn't seen in a very long time. I felt as though I needed to be around people that I could talk to and confide in. Since I didn't have a ride home, I asked my mom to pick me up...
    Em518 Em518 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    she's getting drunk again.

    .. I wonder when she'll stop and realize that this is one reason I hate her....
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Mother Love

    I don’t want to be like her. I don’t want to look like her. I want nothing to do with her.   The worse comparison anyone can ever make to me about me is. “You look like your mom!” What fudge bushing mom? Who the racket is that? Do they think it’s a compliment? They...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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    Me and my mum aren't very close

    and so I can't talk to her about anything because she tells me I'm being stupid. I love my mum but I don't think she cares about my feelings at all sometimes.
    sadtimes sadtimes 16-17, F Jul 21

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    If Someone Told Me My Mother Was Dead I'd Stand Up and Cheer. (i've Already Sumbited This Story In I Hate Someone But It Apllies Here Too)

    I hate people in general but one particular person is the apex of my hatred for mankind. That person is my mother. Holy hell do I hate that woman. I've hated her since I was in kindergarten. She is nothing but negative, unsupportive, obnoxious, ignorant (while thinking...
    Dimebagage Dimebagage 16-17 8 Responses May 13, 2008

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    I Never Did

    I don't think I've ever really gotten along with my mother.  Everything I have always done is wrong in her eyes.  I have 1 younger brother.  He has always been the perfect one in her eyes.  I don't remember my childhood but, my memories from 16 on of  our...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Money Hungry-When my father passed away he left

    behind two luxury apartments in Poland&Estonia that we had lived in at some point,four sports cars,and a certain amount of cash money. All of this is under my control because I am his oldest son. After I decided to move back to Europe I returned to the apartment in Tallinn to...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag 22-25, M May 7

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    Not Spoken To My Mother In Nearly 3 Yrs

     My mother and I have always had a difficult relationship but a few years ago it all came to a head and she said she never wanted to speak to me me again.  I have two young daughters and she has also cut them out of her life.  We haven't heard anything from her...
    zoemason zoemason 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Letting Go.... (forgiveness)

    Since I was about 14 years old, my mother and I didn't get along at all!  There were times, through my remaining 4 years of high school, I swore I'd lose touch with her once I graduated and left home.  My mother was verbally and emotionally abusive as she called me...
    3in1try 3in1try 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    My father died of cancer last year in October.

    I am an only child and since I was small, I have never been able to get along with my mother. She is a very good human being and has always worked hard to provide for the family just like dad but her approach towards me baffles me. She has always been the overtly critical mother...
    anxvar anxvar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I Think My Mother Hates Me

    I don't know why but ever since i can remember my mother was always calling me name and telling me how am not ever going to be anything... I feel like she hates me for no resound... I remember one time she felt as i was in competion for my father attention and that never been...
    depress123 depress123 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I Have Nothing In Common With My Mother

    Sometimes I feel a little guilty because I feel I don't love my mother. It is sad to say that I feel that when she passes on (dies) I will not miss her.   I met my mother when I was 12 yrs of age, due to financial circumstances she had to leave ...
    prettylady3 prettylady3 41-45 4 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    My mother is the most narcissistic person ever

    known to mankind. She makes every situation about her, and she doesn't care about other people's opinions except her own. I started dating my current boyfriend last year, and to this day she does not accept him and promises me that she never will. My boyfriend is 3 yrs older...
    frankiesangelxx frankiesangelxx 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I Cant Get Along With My Mother.

    Over the years I have never been able to get along with my mother. Ive tried believe me I have. But how can you respect some one that is always putting you down. I have an older sister that my mom adores and in her eyes she can never do wrong. It drives me insane. I try to...
    Dazed520 Dazed520 21-25, F 50 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    My 17 yr old mother gave me to my grandmother

    as a baby and never looked back. I still smile at the pain she feels about losing her 2nd child, which she thought was better than me. In a nutshell she was arrested by Interpol for felony charges of Unlawful Flight and Kidnapping shortly after I met her new children. She and...
    Desculpas Desculpas 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    I Just Don't Get It - Me

    and my mother must be from two separate universes or something. We are so entirely different. I rarely ever get upset over anything, mom does! I rarely ever fuss over simple things, mom does! I love listening to my music at a moderately loud volume, my mom loathes loud...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M May 2

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    Cruel.

    I am only 23, although most days I feel much older. I don't remember many good things from my childhood, not that I had it terrible, but, like most people, I had terrible experiences. To start, I was molested by my older brother when I was about 5. I can specifically recall 3...
    districtsleepsss districtsleepsss 22-25 3 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Not Being Worth The Try......

    I think what hurts the most when mothers and daughters don't get along is having others in the middle of situations and it becomes exhausting for those people. They get tired of hearing the same 'ole - same 'ole and basically start tuning out your vent. I, just like many, don't...
    Orkaprol Orkaprol 41-45, F 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Can't Have It Both Ways.

    - My father always ordered me to take care of my mother if something ever happened to him since I am oldest son. I tried. When he died I was 18 and moved to America(she is a US Citizen) with her so she could be near her 2 sons from her prior relationship(keep in mind they NEVER...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    She's A Phony.

    This is how I feel. My mother never tells me that she loves me or even shows it. The only time she has told me that she has loved me or given me a hug is when her family is over for a get together. When I try to talk to her about my feelings regarding her she tells me, well there...
    lilredzone lilredzone 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    I used to never get along with my mother.

    Now I'm postpartum and she helps me so much. I really appreciate it.
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F Sep 5

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    I hate mother's day. There is no card at the

    local market to sum up the sort of message worthy of my unmother. OH Mother Here's a wish From me to you Oh bringer of pain And torture too Please leave me alone Free slave that you own Every day I grieve For your birthing me why did you choose bear me not end your pregnancy...
    ubasti ubasti 70+ 4 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I never thought this will be me,

    I had never understood how people couldn't get along with their mothers; someone who is meant to love you unconditionally, someone who is meant to choose you and protect you. But now I understand.
    bittersweetlemonade bittersweetlemonade 16-17, F Jul 21

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    My Mom Is A Child!

    My Mom is a child! We get into constant arguments, all of the time. The other day I asked her if I could go to a friend's house for the day. She said it was fine, as long as I was home by 11pm. So far so good, i had no problems with this whatsoever. The following day, I got up in...
    opheliaswishable opheliaswishable 13-15 1 Response Jul 7, 2011

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    We don't get along with each other

    and when I talk about something, she responds with a subject that is so different and she does that all the time. She puts my sister first but actually I need her attention. Somehow because we just don't click, I shut her out because I don't know what else to do. Then she blames...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    So, I am 16 years old,

    and I know that is young and all teenage girls don't get along with their mothers. But, my story is unique. Up until 5 years ago, I was daddy's little girl, and my mother and I never got along. She yelled at me, and called me names, and I was a little demon right back at her...
    BaylieBriMcGee BaylieBriMcGee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    My mother is a special woman.

    I don't mean that sarcastically surprisingly. She is special- she just also did the equivalent of killing me. She is an awkward, emotionally confused person. Growing up she never showed me or any of my siblings any love but her favorite response to our claim was "Of course I...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F Nov 11

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    Mom and Me

      The very event of my birth set into motion a complicated and often tumultuous relationship between my mother, Carolyn B. and I.  She was a 19 year old girl who had already experienced more of an adult life than most 30 year olds.  Her own difficult beginnings...
    Skyler Skyler 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    My Mother

    my mother is the most manipulative person ive ever known.true to her gemini sign she can treat you like gold one min. then make you feel like the lowest scum on earth the next.my whole life she told me i was jst like the 2 people she hated more than anything--my dad & my aunt...
    LiBrAGiRl0930 LiBrAGiRl0930 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Why most mothers hate their daughter?

    I mean what's wrong here? They love their sons but hate their daughters?? Why
    GravityFall GravityFall 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2

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    Most of the time I can't stand to be around her,

    underneath everything she has a 'kind' heart-- or at least thats what she says, but she is so earth-shatteringly selfish it boggles my mind, especially lately. Since I was little, (Age 6) I've been taking care of her one way or another-- that means cooking, cleaning etc. Not...
    Nikaela Nikaela 22, F 2 Responses May 25

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    My Mother Hates Me Almost As Much As She Hates Herself

    My mother had me during a very dark time in her life. She got pregnant to trap my father so he would marry her. While pregnant he was abusive to her, cheated on her, and then left her soon after I was born. My grandmother wanted her to give me up for adoption, and I sometimes sit...
    Monabookgirl Monabookgirl 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    She is crazy!! She thinks all of my siblings

    have this super rare disease and all of our romantic partners do too and she has turned them all into little kids who think they will die because they all have one symptom of this rare genetic disease that like no one in the world has! She has them on freaked up diets and...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F Nov 10

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    As growing up being abused by my mom bc of her

    drugs & alcohol! She was abuse as well with everything even sexually abuse! For years my mom had kept her dark secret a till she told me 6 yrs. my father had abuse her as well! Idk what really happen! So we weren't close but sometime we do talk & I stop telling her about my love...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    My Mother Is a Cold, Childish *****

    My mother is a woman who is much beloved by her local community, always lauded as an extra hard worker, etc... she is also very close with my younger sister. However, my relationship with her is totally different. She has always resented me, ever since I was born, because I was...
    wondergirl97 wondergirl97 36-40, F 12 Responses May 17, 2008

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