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I Don't Understand People Who Abandon Their Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I become a mother one day,

    I would never abandon my children.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    What's annoying is when people try to use the term 'gay' as an insult. It's very ignorant to even associate someone's sexual orientation as something negative. We don't substitute...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I just wanna kill those people! I know my religion does'nt allow these Gay/Lesbian relations but i don't care about it, i respect all genders!
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    I have a few gay friends... It's not like they aren't people! Don't treat them any different than you would treat someone that's straight
    DenverBroncos21 DenverBroncos21 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    And why is that? Because they rarely ever write more then one sentence. Sometimes, I'm lucky to get more then a few words, with poor grammar and all. Sorry, I find it impossible...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    For the people that do make fun of us lesbians and gays u are idiots love is genderless it goes for whatever the heart wants so can people just think bout that before being...
    Ultimatewedgiegodess Ultimatewedgiegodess 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Who cares? Gays are sinning against god, so they're subject to bad treatment
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    I'm straight and I wanna respect everyone no matter who they or whatever but I kinda find they creep me out a little,anyone wanna tell me y Ps: I'm not trying to be mean,so if I...
    Randomchick3 Randomchick3 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    They're just humans, I dunno why people keep talking **** bout them -.-'
    evix33 evix33 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I absolutely despise when someone insults another persons sexuality i mean honestly they are just the same as before you knew they were gay so WTF! and i am a lesbian myself so i...
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Oct 4

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    Pet peeve of mine. Put it in the freaking trash or wait till you get home. Goodness sakes Actual hero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbs6eMxa5ds
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T Oct 14

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    People assume I'm a fan of Marilyn Monroe because my name is "Marilynn" yes spelled with two N's.. Idk why lol. My father and uncle gave me that name because they were fans. I'm...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I don't understand why people assume so much about me. Yes, I'm asexual, I'm a loner, I lack a lot of emotion. That doesn't make me a bad person. They assume I'm rude to other...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F Oct 21

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    I really don't understand why some people get mad when you correct them on facts or even spelling/grammar. I personally love being corrected on things outside my opinion (for...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really don't understand why some people say Feminists are a bunch of angry lesbians. I heard it quite often. I mean, I am hot headed but I am no lesbian. I just happened to...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I don't understand worshipping of anyone but God and Jesus. Nothing against Monroe but God is the ONLY one worthy of worship!!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 1

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    I just don't understand why he keeps coming back and I allow him to. I can tell him anything, even that i have a crush on someone else, and he'll tell me that he sees me as his...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Oct 19

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    I don't let my friends know what is really going on with me because it would only make them worry. I don't want to be an object of pity just because I'm struggling. I don't want...
    justcaity97 justcaity97 16-17, F Oct 19

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    Why most of the things people say I do or believe is a phase or I'm doing it to be edgy/different. Example one: I don't want to have kids. I always hear the crap "You will change...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F Oct 13

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    I can't talk about myself without being prompted. I do horrible on dates because I don't know what to say and don't know what to ask. So I almost never get asked on a second date.
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I know this is a problem and probably the reason guys loved me in high school and older men love me, and guys who want to get serious don't. I can't share as easily, I pick and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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