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I Feel Like a Bad Mom

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    Single Bad Mom

    I am a single (ex left with another women) mom of 2, my kids are a handful and I yell at them way too much, sometimes I have urges to hit them too. I feel like a horrible person.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    When I am not taking my bipolar meds,

    I am a mess, when I am taking them I am a zombie, either way me and my husband fight a lot. We have a five month old but we only met 15 months ago and I don't know that my husband knows what he was getting into when he married me at 4 months pregnant. I just feel so detached...
    C8DAGR8 C8DAGR8 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    Dad Sucks At This

    My daughter has been with her dad for two monthes, I visit her in school and keep her on the weekend. She went with her dad because My bf and I were fighting and I did not want to epose her to that. we decided to take 2 months until this school term was over before we decided if...
    imjustlikeyou imjustlikeyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    Frustrated

    I feel like a horrible mom. My daughter is five and in kindergarten.  SHe was a preemie with a few medical issues that made her delayed.  Most of her issues are resolved but she is still a bit behind others her age. I work alot and go to school full time so i...
    mommyrn mommyrn 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    Im Loosing My Mind Everyday

    I have been going steadily crazy all my life but since having kids I have gotten worse. I feel like I don't deserve to be a mother. I have no patience anymore. Their father is a recovering addict (finally) but I feel like its too late for me. I feel like I have gone through...
    sameshitdiffday sameshitdiffday 26-30, F Aug 16, 2013

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    Sometimes

    I feel like a bad mum sometimes. Somedays i feel like i'm constantly saying "don't do that", "that's naughty", "stop being naughty", "go to time out". Sometimes i yell too much, because i get frustrated. I feel like my children deserve...
    astormbroke astormbroke 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Why is she always picking on me. She asked my dad if he has hit me or screamed at me for doing something bad, and when he says no, she treats him as if he was a horrible husband. I...
    hopeespe hopeespe 16-17, F Apr 27

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    Hey guys! I'm new to experience project. But I have something that's been annoying me for a few weeks. Six or so weeks ago, I was riding bikes with my two friends and we saw this...
    KatieWoof KatieWoof 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like a complete failure in the eyes of my family...and I usually am...I have to ask for money, I have to ask for help with things...I feel I can't do anything...
    StupidMistakeMe StupidMistakeMe 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M a week ago

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    having someone so close to you, you feel a nobility to do the right thing, to care and justify their wrongs. What happens when the person in question takes advantage of that, uses...
    WindupKitten WindupKitten 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    I feel like I'm being unfair to my boyfriend because I'm asking him to not go out and get ****** because we had a huge fight because he did that a week ago and told me he was going...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F May 18

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    When I was in high school, I found out my sister's best friend was the mastermind behind the bullying and stalking that was happening to me. I had adopted her in my heart as...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    For years now I've been having this intense feeling like I don't belong here. like on this planet. Human beings confuse the **** out of me. The way they do things and handle...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    My sister cares in her own way. My mom is always there for me. I know my dad loves me. One good friend cared about what men were doing to me so why do I feel like no one care about...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 Responses May 17

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    This is how I always truly feel. I feel like whatever I do is never good enough for someone. All of the people in my life left me except for some of my family and I don't know why...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been with my bf 3 years I know he loves me but he sometimes makes me feel like i'm not good enough. Everything I say or do seems to be wrong or bad.I can understand his...
    littlerunaway littlerunaway 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    To be truly loved by someone.......is something I wish I can experience someday. I grew up in a home where love didn't exist. No hugs, no kisses......no bedtime stories. Because of...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 13 Responses May 6

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    I feel like I'm stuck in a bad dream and its hard to get out of.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F May 9

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    I feel like a manipulative ****, something I treat women like their nothing but I candy and when u get home and look in the mirror I want to throw up. I try to make people do...
    turtles1021 turtles1021 13-15, M May 17

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    I feel like I can be overly impatient with people sometimes. Sometimes I let the littlest of things annoy the absolute hell out of me. Occasionally I'm just not in the mood to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    and this is bad in my specific case because I'm in this band and I really don't feel like I belong with them unless we are on stage
    Roxas3421 Roxas3421 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i just feel like dying...
    nath2281 nath2281 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    I do not like my mom, she is very hard to deal with and is alcoholic. I love her still. But when she starts crying or screaming, I leave her alone. It happens about once a week, I...
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I've been feeling this way for a long while now. I feel like I'm a burden to society. Trash that needs to be burned. I love my family, that's why not existing anymore will be a big...
    nachocheeese nachocheeese 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a 21 college student. I feel kind of awkward because even though my body is fully developed etc etc , I still feel like I'm 16-17. I thought that when I turned 20 , I would...
    lalali13 lalali13 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    I don"t know it just feels like I bother everyone I talk to. I even feel like I bother my boyfriend sometimes. But I guess he likes to be bothered by me.
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F May 6

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I can't believe this but I'm actually considering breaking up w my boyfriend...especially after tonight- it was an idea before, but tonight through his actions it seemed like he...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    Black Sheep Of The Family I have always felt like the black sheep of the family who just didn't live up to what was expected of me .I am the middle child and always felt out of...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M May 13

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    l only feel like l sort of belong when l'm passing by fields or mountains on the train or car, heading somewhere. When l listen to folk metal music, about folklore and mythology...
    darkforests darkforests 22-25, F May 13

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    I keep it short. I had awful past. I was hurt by many people more or less. I was emotinally abused by my parents all of my life. I allways have a feeling that many people try to...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I have a lot of feelings and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has...
    exand exand 22-25, M May 18