I Feel I Have Failed As A Mother

This is for those women who have tried and keep on trying to be good mothers... 30 People

    I Miss My Kids

    I have 4 children. They are 22, 13, 11, and 2. I am divorced from the older threes dad. I'm still married to my youngests dad. My husband and I were living in California with all the kids and barely making it. My ex husband had the older kids most of the time because he makes...
    lovehkl lovehkl
    46-50, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    I Am Not Sure Where To Start

     This is the saddest time of my life.  Up until a few years ago I had my family, and although my marriage was terrible, I had my kids.  I hung in there thinking I was doing the best thing for them.  Finally, we divorced...the kids seemed to handle it fairly well.. but a year...
    lespark lespark
    51-55, F
    May 30, 2012

    My 18 year old and autistic 21 year old have no

    respect or appreciation for all I have done for them. They blame me for their dad leaving because of alcoholism many years ago. I have failed at being the only thing I ever wanted to do, be a mom. I went back to school and earned a degree for a good job to give them everything...
    jalea1 jalea1
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

    I have 13 and 18 year old daughter

    and a 19 year old son. I gave up my career to raise them. I feel like I have wasted my life! My oldest dropped out of college after only a few months. However, he hid the fact that he stopped going to classes in October continued to live on campus until February. It wasn't until...
    lnrdale lnrdale
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    Distanced From My Children

    I have two grown daughters who have very little to do with me. My youngest is 27 years old and she was always my most compassionate child. When she was young she would always give me homemade things about what a  good Mom I was. How it all changed to the point she will have...
    cheryltrail cheryltrail
    5 Responses May 28, 2010

    I feel the same way. My ex husband was

    emotionally abusive to both myself and our boys. I filed for divorce because the drinking was getting worse as was the abuse. They begged me to never let him come back. He lost all visitation to them except supervised visits which he chose not to do. Now they are grown and he is...
    Bela21 Bela21
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014

    Sad Story

    I have five daughters. I have always worked hard and tried to raise them all with love, and opportunity that I never had. They were all great kids but when they hit 18 they all went nuts. To this day they are pulling away from them values I tried to taise them with. Three of the...
    Momofgirls Momofgirls
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

    I feel like I have let my daughter down

    because I am unable to stop her going down a road that is going to cause her misery and pain. She is 13 but something has been very wrong with her from about the age of 9. She was caught messaging much older boys on an app I didn't know she had and had over 1000 followers she...
    Lzamp Lzamp
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016
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