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I Don't Understand People Who Abandon Their Children

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is really bugging me and I need to get it off my chest. It seems like to me there is far too many people walking around, turning their noses up and thinking they are superior...
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    And if they do....WE'LL BREAK THEIR LEGS!
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    I think it burns my since of truth to hear me shouting in my youth I need a way to sort it out. After I die I rewake redefine what was at stake from the hot side of a god. I see...
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    Aphrodite14 Aphrodite14 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm gay, and tbh I hate it when people use the word gay as another way of saying ******, if u wanna say something's say it's ******, quit being homophobic.
    SilvaNavarro SilvaNavarro 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    my dad hates gay people... I'm in the closet... I'd be disowned if he knew. so I have to listen as he rants and makes fun of me and my friends.
    ayanojo ayanojo 51-55 1 Response Dec 8

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    I Am a genuine gay and I'm looking for a serious monogamous relationship.
    genuinePINOYgay genuinePINOYgay 26-30, M Nov 28

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    These are the ones that have treated those that are truly kind and sincere as a second rate person or that they'll except being treated in any way. The truth is that kindness is...
    vinnylee50 vinnylee50 51-55, M Nov 29

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    Is there anyone from SLO maybe?
    sethi404 sethi404 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Im 14 and I'm secretly gay. most of my friends are straight. and they are always talking about how disgusting homos are..it breaks my heart
    unperfectkid unperfectkid 13-15, M 7 Responses Dec 3

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    Hi! My name is Dustin I'm 15 and bored , anyone chat
    Dustindixon Dustindixon 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    If my son turns out to be gay, all I will do is hug him and say its okay. I would never say, "I'm not proud of you because you're gay," its like saying, "I'm not proud of you...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Why is it that there's always one member of your family that has known your sexuality for yonks? When I came out to my nan, the first other person except my best friend, and she...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I don't understand these people. All you hear them go on about is how bad their upbringing was and how it's affected their life now. It's got nothing to do with themselves.. No...
    Brita90 Brita90 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I don't understand life or how to be happy in it.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I guess you could say it's a defense mechanism... My mind repressed everytime my ex fought with me and emotionally abused me. So it's only fair to think my brain would repress my...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I have many 'fans'. I've been added to so many peoples' circle, but I've never really heard from them. Except to randomly heart one of my stories. It's like big brother watching...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    My boyfriend invited me to a family event where his co-workers brought all their children. A day before that he asked me how many kids I want. I said one, but he said two. He also...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Parents just fought again. Some days I enjoy their fighting and other days like today I just wish they would stop. I'm not sure why I enjoy their fighting. I think part of it may...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Dec 13

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    They always say "why can't you be like your cousin?" "Behave more like your brother" "if you're good like your brother/cousin you can go to a good high school" I don't want to be...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As I'm sitting this house wondering what going to happen in my later life. As right now I do not understand myself because there so much stuff that I wanted to do. Well I can't do...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18

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