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I Don't Love My Mother

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    I Don't Love My Mother. I Just Pretend That I Do.

    I don't love my mother. I just pretend that I do. I think she is a horrible person for many reasons, it's also why she has very few friends - like maybe two and she gossips about those two friends and says horrible things about them which I never want to hear. I have told her...
    chocolatebar chocolatebar 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    The Truth And The Lies

    I was playing a game of chess with a friend while my dad watched.  I was enjoying myself - my friend was better at it than I was, but not so much that I didn't at least have a small chance to beat him.  My dad kept on commenting on the game, making random comments...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    When growing up, I observed other kids with

    their moms and always wondered what that would be like... to actually want to be around your mom... to seek her out... to be touched by her, hugged... squeezed... teased... loved. That wasn't my world. In my world, my earliest memories were of avoiding my mom; listening for...
    msr721 msr721 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    My mother was both neglectful

    and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight years old, she held a butcher knife to her stomach and threatened to kill herself in front of me so I could watch her "bleed to...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    My Mother

    I don't know where to start. My mom is emtionally abusive. I know there are other moms that are worse than mine. But, I think she has done enough to me that I have stopped loving her. I'm not sure I ever did. I know she had a hard life, but so have I. Things are better now, but...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    My Mom left me when I was four.

    I don't remember her. My older brothers remember her and talk about how devistated they were when she left. She came back into my life when I was in my mid 30's, but I never felt like our relationship was a 'mother daughter' thing. It was a duty to take care of her thing...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F Oct 13, 2014

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    I want to love my mom

    but I just don't. It hurts me to say it and I wouldn't tell her that because I care about her as a person, just as I care about anyone else's feelings. When I was growing up she constantly ridiculed me. We were close when I was very young, but once she married her second husband...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I Don't Love My Mother

    Up until I was eight years old, my mother was my world. But then she left in 1999, after neglecting me because she had a drug problem. After eight years of no contact, in which I thought she was dead, she showed up out of nowhere. I didn't know how to deal with her, and I even...
    poetrylover poetrylover 22-25, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Growing up I was bullied,

    by classmates and my second grade teacher, and had many broken friendships due to friends who were manipulative and the gossip types. My mother always from the beginning would have strange reactions to every new friendship. My first three days of kindergarten she sat with me in...
    Carus Carus 22-25, F May 5, 2014

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    I'm Not Alone.

    Im so glad to find a group on here about other individuals who doesnt love their mothers either. I guess my mom has finally realized that me and her will never have that "mother-daughter" bond. And i honestly dont care if we ever do or not, im tired of lying to her saying we can...
    Nicole92 Nicole92 18-21 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    I am 41 years old and my mother has come to see

    my 8 month old daughter and I have realized fully that I don't like my mother and am just tolerating her. I don't even know if I love her. All my life, she used me as her therapist. She sold me out, talked bad about me to her friends, her love was conditional (I was loved if I...
    Marigold408 Marigold408 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    My mom has never really done anything wrong

    if anything shes always been there for us but sometimes i feel like i just dont feel emotionally the way i should. Like the love just isnt there. I mean we get in discussions and have fights here and there like any son and mother but still feel like i dont love her. I really...
    keyboard1 keyboard1 18-21, M Dec 10, 2013

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    The Hypocrite

    My mom's a spiteful, judgmental, shallow excuse for a human being with a stunted heart and no ration, logic, or capacity for respect. She says all I care about is myself, but the truth is that she's the only person I *don't* care about, and that's the only side she ever sees of...
    CalicoAdams CalicoAdams 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    My mom used my college trust fund set up by her

    father ( all his grandchildren had a college fund) for boarding high school. I didn't fit in with rich kids. I was miserable. I was 16. I asked to come home, she said I'm not raising a quitter. Then when it came to Thanksgiving vacation she said I would have to stay at school...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F May 26, 2014

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    There are many people in my life I should love and cherish and care about. My family, friends, etc. But I don't really feel like I actually love anyone. A few of my closest friends...
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    I have tried "sticking it out" with people I didn't even LIKE but I can't live like that for too long. I am all about my comfort and surroundings so if I'm with someone I don't...
    Lovelorned Lovelorned 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I know you say that you do, but you don't act like it... If you really wanted to be with me, you would.
    AbbyRose25 AbbyRose25 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I know the terrible loneliness, the isolation the loss of hope of feeling trapped with someone I no longer love. Though it took time to get over it, ending 12 years of unhappiness...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I am tired. I am tired. I am British, 18, and practically a single mom to my sick 3 year old brother. My mom is always away at work and I have to take care of him. I have to take...
    TheSkyIsBlue12 TheSkyIsBlue12 18-21, F a week ago

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    Couple of months ago I was reading a library book and at the bottom of the page someone had wrote in pencil "LOVE ISN'T REAL PEOPLE JUST GET DESPERATE". It made me think. And...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    It's not that I don't love my wife and son. I can't imagine my life without them. I still feel very confined, however, by the social and legal pressures that come with having a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M Jan 31

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    "I wanna know what it's like, to be on the inside of love. Standing in-front of the gates, I see the beauty above" -Nada Surf Love... "People say the words, they sing the songs...
    YukaPlant YukaPlant 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I can't say it. I don't think its right of me to confess my love to someone and it not be true. Its crule say you love someone when you don't. Love is a BIG word! And the word...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 9

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    It's weird how I never include you in my plans that I make up in my head. Maybe I don't love you anymore, but honestly who knows, there might still be some spark somewhere. Sad...
    BrokenCats BrokenCats 26-30, F Feb 11

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm almost 28 years old and have never been in a relationship. I've never had a man tell me he loves me. Never really been on a date. I can be shy, but people tell me I'm funny and...
    CaliLove1387 CaliLove1387 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I don't understand what my problem is. I'm so socially awkward and uncoordinated and self conscious and I wish it would stop. I feel so terrified of what people think of me that I...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I like the idea of becoming a mother until my nephew became a Father for the first time and his drama mama ex girlfriend keeps calling my mother to babysit so...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 18-21, F Feb 8

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I fell so hard for this girl. We started talking online. And then I met her at the club. She does drag and she was performing that night and we talked and had a good time and for...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I love him words can't explain. He acts like I don't even exist. I can't even tell my mom.
    omgmememe omgmememe 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For university I moved roughly 1,000 miles away from where I grew up DELIBERATELY(I didn't apply to any university within 600 miles of where I grew up.) and haven't left the town...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I get absolutely NO enjoyment out of being a part of a family, especially. "Oh, it's Christmas? So that means I have to see my cousin? Why?" No thanks to obligatory family...
    FrauTeller FrauTeller 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't ever want to say it again.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't do those things, but I'm agonist. but I don't care if you do it or not. I respect people do Rhodes things or not, just don't make me do it.
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 9 hrs ago

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    We do talk when we have to but we just don't get along very well. We never agree on anything and we argue about everything so we just don't converse much. Even as a kid I've never...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm a 20 y/o Arabian (not muslim) and I come from a rich cultural back ground and my mother is from the most royal family from my country. I'm going to be 21 in less than 6 months...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I am a catholic and I have a sip of wine every Sunday lol. So I guess I do drink 😂 and I have tried hookah. But other then that I'm a virgin and I don't use any drugs or drink...
    thatgirl360 thatgirl360 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    As I stated before, my hubs best friend, Joe is a hell if a nice guy whom my husband sees as a son-nephew like person...YET Joe has more baggage than a conveyor belt at the airport...
    aradia11 aradia11 51-55, F a week ago

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    I don't talk to my dad for many reasons. 1 he is an ignorant abusive ****. when I was just a baby my mother would sleep around and my dad would find out about it so he would beat...
    Just1OriginalMe Just1OriginalMe 22-25 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I feel like I just need to let this out... I have a lot of pent up issues and frustrations with my parents that I've never really expressed to anyone. The other day, some simple...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    She's the only person that has made me so mad in my life that I actually had to hit myself in order to express some of my anger. I can't stand her. I just Can't. I know she gave...
    Real2Ann Real2Ann 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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