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I Don't Understand People Who Abandon Their Children

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    Selfish...

    is the only thing I can figure...not caring about others, especially children that they are supposed to be responsible for...It is heartbreaking...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 13, 2008

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    When I become a mother one day,

    I would never abandon my children.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Family Abonding Thier Kids

    Ive got a family member or two this one had a daughter and she when she had the child didnt abort this one she aborted 3 others guess she that that was birth controle the womans 46 years old the child she had is 13 now she had her daughter then when her mother wont babysit...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    My Father, Remarried After Divorcing My Mother...

    My step-mother didn't like having to share my father's attention with me. She was the type of woman that was not pretty in the face but had a nice figure. My mom and I are more fair of the face types. Anyway, some of the things my step-mom did brought me to the conclusion that...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    Men Who Play Daddy To Another's Child(ren) Yet Abandon Their Own

    My former partner and I planned a child together, but soon after I conceived of her, he became a different person. I got no love, care or support from him and two weeks into my daughter's life, I learned that he had been cheating on me since the first trimester of my pregnancy...
    AngryMommy AngryMommy 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Disgusting.

    Keep you damn legs shut, then!  Seriously.  Woman up or quit being a ****! My dad's girlfriend abandoned their kids on my aunt's doorstep when they were 1,2, and three months old.  It's been two years since then.  My little sister doesn't even recognize her...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Suddenly Kids Lost Their Father, He Just Turned Off The Switch

    My store is quite sad. My ex husband just picked up and left one day. We were married for 20 years, two lovely kids, 14 and 18 and he decided to pack it in. He was married before, and obvioulsy did the same, he had 4 kids from the previous relationship, but the storey behind...
    survivorlady survivorlady 46-50, F Mar 18, 2010

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    Abandon Children

    I don't understand people who abandon their children for their men or women.If a partner doesn't accept your child/ren, then I don't see the point continuing on the relationship.  If a partner respects you, then automatically they should respect your child/ren.If I wasn't...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    I Despise People Who Abandon Their Child

    My husband's first wife left their daughter with ther dad and left with another guy. From then on she has barely made any phone calls nor any help to raise their child. She left them with no explanation and not even saying a simple goodbye to her daughter. They lived in Vegas...
    zherness zherness 26-30, F May 11, 2010

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    It burns my mind every time I read something

    about it. It's a against every religion I know and it's inhuman to do.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I Have Never Been Married And Never Had Children But I Can''t Understand

    how someone could abandon their child... its a strange thing that I could not do....once having gone through the heroism of pregnancy and birth and the bonding I don't know how someone could abandon their child... I think that woman who do that must have significant problems to...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Aug 6, 2011

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    These People Really Disgust Me!

    I have always been very close to my nephew. I was my sister's labor coach & was with her for all but 3 of her 36.5 hours of labor (she had to have an emergency c-section). I was the second person to see him after he was born & immediately fell in love with him. I saw him...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Abandoned An Ignored

    when I turned 19 I met Paul and we had a relationship that lasted for almost 3 years at first he was extremely possessive but very caring, considerate and quite nice to be around. Two years into the relationship I had started feeling suffocated by his constantly wanting to know...
    poohbear23 poohbear23 41-45, F Aug 5, 2011

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    I Have Never Been Married And Never Had Children But I Can''t Understand

    how someone (especially a woman) could abandon their child... its a strange thing that I could not do....once having gone through the heroism of pregnancy and birth and the bonding I don't know how someone could abandon their child... I think that women who do that must have...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Aug 6, 2011

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    Never Look Back

    I have read the stories here.  I became a single dad when both girls were just babies.  heard nothing for 9 years.   I teach them to never look back, never allow hate to consume them.  As for the facts, "It just is."  I also tell them to take...
    bifarmboy bifarmboy 46-50, M Sep 23, 2009

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    Abandoned Pregnant , Answer To Why Men Abandon Children

    I would like to share my story as well. I was abandoned by my bf pregnant when I was 4 months pregnant. I went through the pregnancy on my own. My daughter is 4 months now. After I gave birth I informed my ex partner about the birth but he hasn't responded. The CSA cant trace...
    Dziunia Dziunia 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    Your Help Is Needed

    Few days ago in Croatia the media wrote the story about a 9 years old girl named Jagoda.This is her story.. "I am unhappy when I spend time with my daddy because I don't like when he is touching me.I don't like it when my daddy is cuddling me.He takes his clothes off and says...
    earwen earwen 26-30, F Feb 9, 2010

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    It Makes Me Sick

    they don`t realize the scars they leave on these kids.some are old enough to understand .and they end up in thearpy for their hole life.it will break your heart and soul to watch.and how can you let them no that they matter when they have been so betrayed?they will never be able...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 5 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    The Un Mothers

    "Im not cut out to be the mother type. "I am not going to take care of your brats... She was given time with her kids...they lived with her awhile though he had custody.  He would the occasional phone call, come get these brats.  Or, you better do...
    Shellfinder Shellfinder 56-60, F 7 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Specifically people who hate literally all children. Not just disliking individual children. I hear them say things like "I hate kids" and if when I ask what they mean by that...
    SilverRainHalo SilverRainHalo 22-25 Jul 23

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    I read about all these, "I am the other woman/man" and about how much it sucks that they aren't there when u need them... I don't get it, is there some sort of thrill being the...
    Besidmyself Besidmyself 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I don't understand when people ask for help and then just don't accept it. Make up your mind and know what you want. Either you want help or you don't. If you want someone to help...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M Aug 7

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    I don't understand how you can be talking to someone one day and then they completely blank you the next. If you made the effort to talk, why suddenly stop? I don't get it.
    DannyTheManny DannyTheManny 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    When I bring food to school to share, I have answers like these: "No thanks, I'm full." "It's okay, you can have it." "Nah, I don't really like that." When someone else brings the...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    It's upsetting. If only people shared what was really on their minds, without holding back. 
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I do to understand how you can give someone empty words and broken promises. Smh
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M Jul 26

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    People Ultimately Just End Up Ditching You For Others
    thepizzaproject thepizzaproject 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Last night I had some friends over for drinks, and two of my so called male friends made some insulating comments at my X wife's expense behind her back. My X wife is a disabled...
    gordie60 gordie60 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    **** those people Annnnnnnd Go get a life *******
    xleabianx xleabianx 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People will come in the name of help, but deep inside they are up to something, it makes my brain hurt, knowing that everybody needs help, but if you let people in, they Fack you...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    That's ridiculous to me man!! x
    38NHotStill 38NHotStill 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Yesterday, my mom and her friend were talking about rude and obnoxious guys. They came up with the conclusion that they had to be gay. I was sitting there looking at them like...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I don't understand the recent generations. Parents and kids alike. For example the new parenting thing is the "attachment parenting" where they pretty much breast feed until...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Aug 13

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    At some point I would like more real, genuine relationships with other women. But I have some problems that prevent me from understanding what other women do with their lives. I'm...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F Jul 31

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    I honestly don't understand love anymore, maybe I'm just young for it right now, but with the experiences I've had, I wasn't so happy with it... at one point I was happy while I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7

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    I nearly killed myself today. I even wrote a letter. Guess not. I just want to be normal. I don't want to be a 13 year old called an attention seeker. It was by accident when I was...
    leej15 leej15 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Why is it when a woman who was in an abusive relationship gets out and gets with a new guy it's such a struggle. Why has everybody collectively decided I need to go into a nunnery...
    sheloveshim57 sheloveshim57 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why people feel the need to fish for comments on here? Is your self esteem so low that you honestly need people to validate if you're good looking or not? Am I...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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    I don't understand haters , They hate for no reason and they usually don't even know the person they are being hateful towards but yet they still do it. Why I have no idea #Love...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I had a best friend since I was in 4th grade, I am now 26 years old. We have had our times where we were so close and then life happened and we grew apart. That part I can...
    thelightbehindyoureyes thelightbehindyoureyes 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I don't understand why people get mad when I call them anti choice. If you're telling women abortion is gone but are holding a dead animal, promoting the war and saying people...
    BOJ1988 BOJ1988 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I'm confused, depressed and happy. All at once. I'm at my beach house with my family, grandmother and my favorite Uncle. However, my Uncle is sometimes mean to me in ways I don't...
    DrewbyDoo DrewbyDoo 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    How can a man who seems to be the sweetest and kind hearted person pretend to be something he is not. I don 't understand what he would gain from decieving someone. He can pretend...
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't understand why! I'm still trying to understand this life and they keep saying life is not fair. I know it not make any sense.
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes I'm really happy, and hyper. I can't quit laughing and everything is so wonderful. But here lately it's like I'm...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I literally get it if you don't agree with lgbt etcs but do you really need to like shove your hatred in everyone's face then you use the "sin" excuse i mean why?? there's a lot...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Every time I help my mom cooking, I thought that it was indefinitely unfair that my father and brother are lazying in the couch watching tv and not bothering a single glance to see...
    aquavintage aquavintage 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I love my family i really do, but at times i feel torn and angry. i have a twin sister, she's very funny and has a charismatic personality. but she also has extreme amounts...
    cobrabubbles cobrabubbles 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Why are some people so concerned about the number of followers or subscribers they have on social media sites? Do they win a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas if they have X number of...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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