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I Fear That I Will Never Survive Motherhood

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    Oh God I Want to Run Away and Never Come Back

    my entire life is my kids.  and yet there's no reward at the end of the day.  well, i can't say that cuz my angel of a daughter does everything in her power to please me, but the level of neediness, the level of responsibility required, the neverendingness of it...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    My daughter is my clean slate.

    I am no longer a *****, insert any derogatory statement. I am clean of my past sins because of her. I am in a relationship but we fight often; I believe in commitment but I can honestly say I am terrified of the idea of having to be a single mother if this doesn't work out and...
    thegirlinthegreencar thegirlinthegreencar 22-25, F Apr 17

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    A Famous Quote, "motherhood Is The Lonliest Place A Woman Can Ever Face."

    I heard that quote once and it never really sunk in until I had my own child.  He's 2 and a half now.  As far as toddlers go I guess he's pretty good.  He's not the problem.  He's 2.  He's suppose to be needy, hyper, bad, and good all in the same five...
    Penguinfriends Penguinfriends 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Where's the Kleenex?!

    my son was so mean to me last night on the way to his basketball game that i was practically in tears the whole way.  if it hadn't been for the fact that my neighbor was in the car with us, i probably would have had a nervous breakdown (thank goodness for small miracles...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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    Cirque De Me

    this morning i had to practically do a circus act to get my daughter up for school.  she stayed up way too late last night (against my admonitions) and then couldnt get up for nothin. my kids do this all the time--especially when i've got a deadline or assignments to do...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    New Mommy

    I last gave birth May of 1998 but I am just now getting to really know and love my kids. I am falling in love with them. I am going back and remembering their little faces and and their little eyes because when I first met t5hem I didn't feel or I didn't allow myself to feel. I...
    cutiesagi cutiesagi 70+ 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Failure To Launch

    I have never written anything on any boards before, but I think I must need to vent. My son has just turned 16, and I really think he will never get his act together. He is very handsome, physically fit, average intelligence, is fluent in 4 languages, but....he is SO LAZY!! He...
    GrabbingLifeByTheHorns GrabbingLifeByTheHorns 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    My Version Of Motherhood.

    There are those that say that being a mom is the greatest thing that they hae ever experienced, that being home with their kids 24/7 is the most rewarding thing that they have ever done. In a way I envy those woman, in a way I wish that I could have that same feeling about being...
    scarrlettfever scarrlettfever 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Im Struggling With My Son's Behaviour Problems

    I struggling to cope with my son's aggessive behavouir s . He does have autism , but not severe with it for hes high funtioning . I tried to get him to clean hes bedroom but he refused to do it and told me to do it , I said to him I wont play anymore games with him then . I then...
    mishy40 mishy40 36-40 Jan 3, 2012

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    I Don't Know If I'd Be a Good Mom

    Sometimes I freak myself out when I think about what it would be like to raise children. I think about how stressed and anxious and depressed I already am right now, and I can't even imagine what it might be like with children in my life. I get scared that I wouldn't be able to...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Going to sleep alone and waking up alone could may just be one of the hardest things to get over. It's been a long time since I've shared my bed with someone that I'm starting to...
    GivenToFly182 GivenToFly182 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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    Never could I ever leave you in a million years. No matter who comes into my life I will always be with you. I will always see you as my only love. No one could ever replace you...
    cassy412 cassy412 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I will never apologise for being me. I'm me and I won't change for anyone. If you want to change me, you'll never succeed. I just want someone that will accept me for being me
    baconnater3000 baconnater3000 13-15, M Jun 26

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    Sorry ...but I will never compromise my integrity for anything or anybody. My soul means a lot to me. Although I feel we all swerve from our true path sometimes, we are guided by a...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    The Vietnam war was at its peak in 1968. The Tet offensive started on January 30 and the Pueblo incident with North Korea occurred on January 23. The USAF began operation Port Bow...
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    These days nearly everyone follows media and sadly believe in everything they find in them. And majority od those people will think im talking jibberish but it only shows how deep...
    kat8507 kat8507 26-30 Jul 9

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    I can try to play the smart sweet girl or the sexy mysterious girl but in the end there is nothing about me anyone can seem to love. I try to just be myself but that seems to never...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    There was a time I felt that our love was pure and real. I say that with all confidence...even if I was only 16 then. The moment I felt sure I loved you, I knew I could never un...
    takaw takaw 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Life of being a child is so much fun. I remember when I play outdoor games, volley ball,basketball,Chinese garter and many more.We play also hide and seek, climbing trees,biking...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F Jun 28

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    There are many but the one i will never forget is Boys like Girls. They are my favorite band since 2006 and i met the lead singer and he was the sweetest person ever and listened...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 29

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    My life has been wasted...and theres nothing I can do about it. I will never be an artist, author or even an actoršŸ’” Why is my life screwed up and full of catastrophešŸ˜« WHY...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Finding the One person who has shown me who I truely am has been an AMAZING experience! I know, that no matter how O/our situation turns out, I will never be the same...and for...
    snwnglmkr snwnglmkr 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Never Ever will I give up on anybody!
    MtnDewForever MtnDewForever 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Because every other day I'm lonely,my close friends may have a clue and sometimes ask me and I just brush it off.but deep down,I fear I may be alone forever.though I meet boys...
    dreamsNscreams dreamsNscreams 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm scared . I hang out with only one friend an then even when we hang out I'm a very non happy person . Sometimes I fear I won't find someone to make me happy
    DentalNexus DentalNexus 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    All my life I've had that weighted feeling in me and never really felt happiness. Bad relationships meant I never achieved my personal goals. Now at 40 I am in the 3rd yr of...
    genevieve34 genevieve34 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I understand that everything we do or feel is a result of our thought process. nothing is real. we can make it real in our own minds but even then it is only real in our heads. but...
    motherearth227 motherearth227 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My husband and I have been married for 10 years but we've been together for 15. During our marriage, he cheated on me twice with two different women. The first woman he actually...
    futureexwife14 futureexwife14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Lately I have noticed this hatred feeling towards my husband. He even tells me he notice that I have a hatred feeling towards him. I just flat out can't stand him! He plays too...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm young yes.. But does being young necessarily mean you don't know what love is? Ever since I was a little girl i grew up watching the love stories dreaming that one day that...
    autumnforeverme autumnforeverme 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I first started thinking about starting a business early on in my life. I would have lemonade stands. I would bike up and down my block, ringing my bell on my bike and sell ice...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M Jul 2

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    Well I used to. I'd been loving him for 6 years. I experienced crying myself to sleep.. I cried in front of the whole student body because I saw him and my friend together. Like...
    Ranessa Ranessa 16-17, F Jun 26

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    Well I used to. I'd been loving him for 6 years. I experienced crying myself to sleep.. I cried in front of the whole student body because I saw him and my friend together. Like...
    Ranessa Ranessa 16-17, F Jun 26

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    As long as we judge each other harshly without taking time to understand each other's point of view...it will always be Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus!!!  I...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    My mom throughout my childhood has had about ten boyfriends since my dad. She never got too close, never revealed secrets. She also never put me first. It's always been about her...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I've had 3 girlfriends so far the 1st one I've known since I was 3 and as we progressed on we got to middle school and started dating. I was really really into her and she really...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jun 29

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    Love doesn't hurt, but a lack of it does. I recently had feelings for 2 guys at the same time. I touched base on them about each other, cos that's the sort of person I am. If...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 8

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    I love this women so much I could never and never will hurt her x
    AndyBommer AndyBommer 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    It started when I was younger and all of my friends were just discovering relationships.. I always told them how pointless it was. I would say, "I'm fine alone. I'm going to wait...
    amberooo amberooo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    trust is something to be earn, for some it takes an instant for others, weeks and some months.... I sadly am in the first category, I tend to trust to easily. I fell in the trap...
    womanonly womanonly 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I feel this way everyday. It makes me sad when I see everyone around me so happy and in love. I am 23 and have never had a serious boyfriend. Never been loved romantically, or been...
    livingmemory livingmemory 22-25, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    Honesty will find you true friends. That's why I don't have many, too many dishonest people anymore these days.
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jun 25

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    Not really my thing I never wanted to get married
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    i love my boyfriend, he loves me. we have like almost a year since we started dating and well at the being of us we use to talk about have a future together and starting a family...
    cookiez6u6 cookiez6u6 18-21, F Jun 28

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    It was the venue more than the band. I went to see Robert Randolph and the Family Band, which were excellent, but it was the venue that will stick in my head. There was the dance...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Jun 29

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    A few weeks ago on June 6th, I went to see Lorde. I'd never watched a live performance by her so I wasn't sure what to expect. But she blew me away! I cannot believe she is only 17...
    LadyRosenberg LadyRosenberg 18-21, F Jun 29

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    You will always be in my heart even though there is no more you and me.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Jul 6