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I Don't Understand People Who Abandon Their Children

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Its better to be alone than being with people who just going to bring me down. Instead of being there for me during difficult times, instead, they brought me so much misery.
    Shansai84 Shansai84 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Ok my niece is "dating" this guy who she has broken up with twice before her daughter and I can't stand the dude because of we have seen and by what she has told us about him now...
    Fookindave Fookindave 46-50, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Since I was 8 years old, I knew that I wasn't straight until when I was 12 years old, when I realized that I am pansexual (I am now 14) But there is a problem; Both my parents and...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15, M 5 Responses May 16

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    It's because of religious nuts who take the Bible literally and use it to justify their actions. Bigots are the main reason I was afraid to come out of the closet until recently.
    GayMan2015 GayMan2015 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Although I don't understand homosexuality I'm not a homophobe. People use the bible to hate gays and lesbians but the bible says to love thy neighbor. And only one can judge us...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't understand why our parents tell us to be ourselves, then when we were, they judge us. They tell us they'll support us and our decisions and then they don't. I don't...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T May 18

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    Even though I'm a woman I dress like a man and have a very deep voice. Most people I meet assume I'm a man because of my appearance. That doesn't bother me at all because it's how...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 9 Responses May 2

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    Why don't people just lose weight! my legs butt, and stomach are only a tad bit big but it's something I can get rid of in like a month! I don't understand why fat people don't...
    DaughterOfAnAngel24 DaughterOfAnAngel24 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't understand love sometimes. Why is it that I can attract so many guys who I wish would either leave me alone or remain simply my friends, but the guy I have loved the...
    EruditeAmity EruditeAmity 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4

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    All the days I spend thinking about something so...unexplainable. Why? Why do I want to die? Why do I shed so many tears when things could be worse? I should just be grateful and...
    XxTINYAZNxX XxTINYAZNxX 18-21, F May 16

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    My husband finally admitting to cheating recently. He filed for divorce and proposed to her, but recently he's decided that she is not it. He broke it off with her. We are...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I don't understand life, relationships, love... I think the only way to stay semi sane is to know I'm okay inside myself regardless of what's going on around me. We had a very...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So a friend of mine keeps treating me like a true romance is coming from us and she then turns around and goes on about her 'one true love' and how she has already found it, but it...
    SorceressSupreme2 SorceressSupreme2 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    Is that all there was to me? To you? I have been left wondering this for some time now… I actually don't understand but I guess now I'll never get the chance to get to know...
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F May 9

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    My mom is cool with homosexuality but my dad is a total jerk about it! I just don't understand why it's such a huge deal. Yes, my friends are attracted to other girls.... you're...
    Boo4Kayti Boo4Kayti 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Reflections Seeing the sunlight reflect off a glass building, you get a glimpse of some of the colors camouflaged in the seemingly white light. You see different colors throughout...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I don't judge people cause I'm a person too and nobody knows on the appointment given by God to each of us that's why only God has the right to judge us,
    actionluva actionluva 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    I hate being judged for the person that I am I don't judge people everybody should be able to live the life the way they want as long as they're not hurting anyone I prefer wearing...
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    world is wide , in time and tide and god is guide, so don't worry a man is blessed, who tries his best and leave the rest, so don't worry. i will be a winner
    lovemetillnight lovemetillnight 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I check them out first. And when it comes to guys I always check their profile first. I don't add the ones that constantly only add females to their circle
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm a 20 year old girl who has experienced some really strange things and can't keep it all to myself anymore. I'm hoping that coming here and letting these things out will...
    stars34 stars34 18-21, F May 19

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    I just don't get why someone would intentionally do this :( I was inboxed yesterday by a man older than my own dad inviting me to 'poop my panties' :( sorry but my mum trained me...
    kellyloveslife kellyloveslife 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I understood when people weren't there for me when I needed them, they didn't owe me anything and it's even Steven I don't owe them a damn thing neither;I understood you did not...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M May 2

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    Why is it that men have to lie? Why do they question you? to shift the truth of who they are? Why don't they come clean? I hope all the women on this forum to look out for men who...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F May 16

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    Why are people so money hungry they want to win the lottery they cant think about anything in life all they talk about is nag about other people they never think about getting...