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I Don't Get Along With My Mother

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    Not For Lack of Trying....

    My mother is so hard on me and half the time she's cruel and mean. Her own mother (my grandmother) was the same to her, distant towards her emotionally, with mood swings. And now my mother is continuing the cycle, with myself and my sister. It's not like we don't try... and I try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2008

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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 10 Responses May 17, 2008

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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 Wanted You. You Didn’t Want Me”

    She’s not a bad person, and when I really look at it, I think I can only feel sorry for her. She’s a lonely, bitter, miserable woman and I don’ think she ever wanted kids nor she did she really want to get married. I think she would have been happiest if she remained single...
    SirMugatu SirMugatu 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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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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    ...I Wish I Did Though.

    I think once upon a time, I believe my mother and I were somewhat close. She is always reminiscing about my childhood, talking about how much she enjoyed the days when I was younger. I can't really say when we started to grow apart, or when that wall between us started building...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    I seriously do NOT like my mother.

    I would use "hate" but I don't want to sound like b**** myself. She is not like most mothers. She does not cook for her children, she does not clean the house, she is actually a messy person and all she does is play video games all day and does not give a crap of my brother...
    theurbangiraffe theurbangiraffe 18-21, F Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't even know where to begin.

    .. My mother is the MOST annoying person I've ever came across in my life. She ******* about everything, ALWAYS has something negative to say about anything I try or want to do. She so demanding and never close minded. My mother has divorced my dad and since started her new...
    kbrown18 kbrown18 18-21 1 Response Jan 12

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    My dad died when I was four years old

    so it was just mom and me. It was hard to get along with mom because, according to her, I was just like my father. She made that sound like a bad thing, but I just have two questions. First, why did she marry him if he was that bad, and second, what does she expect? I have...
    RazorKenny RazorKenny 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    My Mom Never Encourages Or Supports Me

    Hi everyone, I have been struggling with this for quite awhile trying to decide if I ,really, hate my own mom because of it. She never supports me, she's never helped me, she doesn't want to do things with me. A few examples of her not supporting me is when I had written half of...
    Lynnboo Lynnboo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    My Mother Hates Me.

    I didn't grow up with a silver spoon neither did I live in an environment of Love.I lived with my grandma for six years before I started living with my mum at the age of 6,Unhappiness affected me academically.Moving in with my mum I thought my dream of being loved has come but I...
    DebHunter DebHunter 22-25 Aug 5, 2013

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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 a week ago

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    How Could She Ignore Me Soo Much!

    I Don't Get Along With My Mother...My mother wants me to be a physician 'doctor'  and i just dont think thats what i want, and when i talk about what i really want she ignores me, she listens only to what she wants, and she told me that she was too much for me to ever be...
    withcharacter withcharacter 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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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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    My mother doesn't appreciate what I do.

    I clean the house, go to college and work. She thinks I'm just a monster. Because I want to go to school and that's my number one priority. So I spend most of the time studying in my room. I hate it when I'm trying to be myself that she always have something to complain about...
    Liesjedawn Liesjedawn 18-21, F Feb 1

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    My mother has an attitude

    because I didn't give her any gift for her birthday but I gave her cash for Christmas and she didn't get me anything I didn't have a problem with that but I feel she has a boyfriend he should be the 1 to step up she complained about not having a birthday cake but didn't buy me...
    Aries212 Aries212 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Down And Out Daughter

    UstThings with my mom haven't been so great lately. Our relationship has always been rocky at best. But the past 5 years or so things got bad between us. When i was 14 or so my mom left my dad for our family doctor. I eventually found out my mom was sleeping with the guy. But she...
    Spartins1988 Spartins1988 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Woman

    I am a happy person. I have forgiven people i should not have, I have done things I never thought I could accomplish, and I have made it this far in life. I have bad days just like everyone else, they may be more frequent, but at least I don't blame others for my bad...
    xXxLoveLikeTheNymphsxXx xXxLoveLikeTheNymphsxXx 16-17, F Oct 28, 2013

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    Food As A Language Of Love That Suffocates.

    I don't really know how to tell this story. I never really talk about this  because I don't like to badmouth my mother. I love my family too much to share this comfortably with my friends as a over lunch topic. However I need to let this out. My home and my family was never...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Two Hours Until Mother's Day Is Over. What to Do.

    This is not the full story of what has happened between me and my mother.  I will leave that for another day.  The bottom line is my mother is a narcissistic, self-centered person who can't accept me for who I am.  She left my dad for another man when I was 13...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 3 Responses May 10, 2009

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    I'm so glad I flew 2000 miles with my 2 kids to

    California. Just to get here for Christmas and fight with mean drunken mom!!! She hates me, and there is nothing I can do or say to fix it. My brother is the golden child who can do no wrong! At 33 years old I think that this has gone beyond the point of repair. I've cried so...
    sinner3mlt sinner3mlt 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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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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    We don't talk. She was abusive

    when I was younger. I learned to avoid her. We lived under the same roof, but we never talked. She still yelled at me, but most of the time we didn't see each other. I made sure of that. When I was a kid, my dad told me that she almost died giving birth to me. I don't know what...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 day ago

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    A Child Remembers

    September 11th is a day I’ll never forget. Not so much because of the horror that occurred, but because of the way it spread like wildfire, striking an unmanageable panic throughout the American people. Some of us turned into heroes, others twisted into savages. I was a high...
    sthrnldy sthrnldy 26-30, F Sep 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I Hate My Mother With A Passion.

    I hate my mother with a passion. Not the, "I hate you!" and storm off hate. Its the secret, teeth gritting hate that goes on for weeks and weeks and weeks. I hate her because she is so... ignorant. I hate her because she always quotes, but instead of saying what someone acrually...
    Lynnboo Lynnboo 13-15, F Nov 6, 2013

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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 Want My Teacher To Be My Mom.

    i am currently in 8th grade but i have known this teacher since 7th and somewhere around mid-year of last year i became so close to her. i dont know if she feels close to me but i feel close to her. I started to feel closer and closer to her and i started felling love for her...
    melissa12341 melissa12341 13-15 Aug 12, 2013

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    So I'm new to this but I think it's a good way

    of getting my feelings known. My mum and I, I've always felt we have never been close. It's been an up and down relationship until now, and I'm aged 20. When I was younger I remember her always telling me I looked like a tramp or should be more girly and how she thought it was a...
    Tvfreak Tvfreak 18-21, F Jan 12

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    I Don't Get Along With My Mum

    “I didn't grow up with a silver spoon neither did I live in an environment of Love.I lived with my grandma for six years before I started living with my mum at the age of 6,Unhappiness affected me academically.Moving in with my mum I thought my dream of being loved has come but...
    DebHunter DebHunter 22-25 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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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 39 Responses Mar 19, 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 13-15, F Jan 28

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    I Can'T Stand Her

    Such a negative person, I don't believe she has every really been a 'mother' to me.
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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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    Okay, I appreciate my mother

    for cooking for me, washing my clothes etc. But other than being a good housewife and a good cook, I can't think of anything else that's good about her. I have a love-hate relationship with her (I try to be at the neutral level) and when I was little, I would try to get her...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Apr 1

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    My Mother Shows Favoritism, Is Cruel, Hateful, Fault-finding, Controlling and Unpredictable.

    For many years my mother and I have not gotten along very well. I have two brothers (I'm the oldest) and her middle child is her obvious favorite. I do try to get along with mother and show her consideration but with each passing year it is becoming more difficult. To mother...
    CouldCareLess CouldCareLess 22-25 12 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    My mum... Controlling,

    cares too much and she's very noisy. If she's 5decibels, my family is around 5^(infinity) decibels. I can't stand my mum, so when I get home, I lock myself in the room after socialising in the bath and at the dinner table and I usually avoid the dining room cause I just don't...
    liznerd liznerd 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I haven't spoken to her in almost 40 years now.

    She gave me away to live with my grand parents when I was just 6. I was the middle child and my brother always come first in her eyes and my younger sister came second. I very rarely think of them, and I have no inclination of finding out how their lives have turned out. In some...
    CDAdmirer313 CDAdmirer313 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Parting Advice.

    Her parting advice to me right before I leave for a very distant place:"Open a bank account and for God's sake, DON'T TELL HIM!""You know, the worst always has a way of sneaking up on us. You have to keep that in mind.""We'll be waiting for your call whenever you need more money...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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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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    Frenemy

    The hardest thing I've come to accept was that my mother doesn't wish my well-being. It's like she's secretly wishing for things to go bad for me, and she's secretly satisfied when I suffer. She doesn't have any sort of emotional attachment to her grandchildren. It's like they're...
    lisgirl2 lisgirl2 26-30, F 1 Response May 31, 2013

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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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    I Wish I Liked Her

    It wasn't until I went away to college, and then returned home that I could evaluate my mom with "adult eyes".   when i was little I just assumed that I loved my mom.  I mean she is the reason I exist.  She fed me and stuff...never seriously hurt me...
    AlmostFamous AlmostFamous 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    My Mom :(

    Me and my dad are so close and then their is my mom. My mom has a drinking problem and every time I ask her to do something for me ( ex. Make me breakfast) she just says no. I do everything she asks me to do and thier is nothing she does in return. I can't even look at her when...
    Quser Quser 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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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 1 Response Feb 24

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    Frustrated

    Not sure what to do... I know my mom is on EP and she is trying to hide that fact. So I am trying to pretend that I don't know it is her to respect her privacy, but when I read her stories and she talks about what is going on with our estranged family and doesn't tell the WHOLE...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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 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