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I Feel Like a Bad Mom

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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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    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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    I have no coping skills,

    I don't know how to do basic things that kids and teens learn to do. I have no real career, no goals and no future. I have nothing real to offer them.
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    My mom keeps comparing me to my sister and I feel like she hates me cause it's never Atisa you should try what your sister did no it's always Amista your sisters Grades are so good...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm stressing with going to college and playing a sport and being inVolved in school and when I get one bad grade all my mom says how I'm lazy and I won't get into a good school...
    vale1208 vale1208 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Well i just found out Im prego but Im afraid I will be a bad mom. How can i make this feeling go away .
    aliceloves123 aliceloves123 22-25, F Aug 11

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    This has to be the worst pain I have ever felt towards the person I call my dad. Just the thought of what he said and what happened brings tears to my face and pain to my heart...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I always say I feel like I'm married to someone I hate because I don't particularly like myself and I can't escape myself. It's really hard to be in this position and I hate the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 21

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I feel like I am the bad friend, the bad daughter, a bad person. I feel all alone, yet I want to be alone. Emptyness all the time. I have BPD. I think about suicide all the time as...
    misamisalou misamisalou 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I can't make sense of myself in relation to the life around me. I look at people and I feel so very different. There are moments when I know that a certain thought process was...
    WhisperSayuri WhisperSayuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm loosing my friends . Most of my friends just stopped talking to me while the others are now cheerleaders and are hanging out with those type of ppl . And I'm not...
    kaylafuentes kaylafuentes 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I feel awful saying this but a friend of mine has decided because of various issues to move out of his houseshare early, came to me yesterday and said can you put me up for three...
    elphaba2309 elphaba2309 22-25, F Jul 29

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    My computer has stopped working, so now I have no way of getting online from home and OMGGGGG it sucks! I have managed to get through a couple of weeks with no online company but I...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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    I feel like a fraud. I've been in orchestra for 5 years now, and I play the beautiful cello...except I never ACTUALLY played in class. (I'm practically a master at muting sounds...
    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I haven't felt suicidal in so long. The thing is, I know I don't have it super bad. I know people have it worse but for some reason I still don't want to be here. I know my life...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I broke up with the person I loved most in my life. Long distance relationship are hard. But I thought we would be able to fight it. Love is powerful. We loved each other so much...
    LadyHilarious LadyHilarious 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I hate it when someone publicly challenged me and I feel like I look bad. I hate being criticized or lectured especially in public. I feel attacked.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 31

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    Today I was called mean, rude, stupid and a bully! I don't know why, and I try to be a good person to everyone but I feel like no one understands me. And this wasn't the first time...
    Katie2135 Katie2135 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    What should I do ? Yesterday I was given an assignment in school. We had the option to do it solo or in groups. I wanted to do it solo but my friends made me join their group. So...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M Aug 8

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    "What is your pretty face for if you have an ugly fat body?" -mom "Look at all your pictures, only your face shows. You're not even that pretty" -brother Well i feel like...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Haha, I feel weird writing this but, I've always wondered this. Obviously I know what it feels like to women, but I've always been curious as to what guys feels when they're having...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I've had the same feeling since I was a little girl. I'm 16 now but mine feels more..supernatural if that makes sense. I can recognize the pattern in which things happen and I can...
    DiamondK15 DiamondK15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It amazes me the different people in your life.... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm not underweight. I'm 5'5 and 130 lbs, but I am thinner than most people I know or come across and they have noticed it too. I don't eat a lot, just because I don't really...
    Slexre Slexre 22-25, F Aug 10

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    I feel like somethings about to happen, but it doesn't. I feel miserable, despair. I have no reason to (read my last 'experience'), but somethings got to give sometime. Even death...
    LeeHart1 LeeHart1 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    cross country was brutal but shorter today, but my body feels like total crap. my legs feel like cinderblocks when I move them, and i feel bloated all over. At dinner, I felt...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    not my fault just feel like I am forget feel I know I am especially when someone u love says something u never though they would
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet but I'm pretty sure I have an anxiety disorder. I've been anxious for months now and panic attacks with it. I feel like Im slowly dying...
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F Jul 29

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    i feel so weak...My body is like a lump of earth. i feel like my soul has been struck with a lightning bolt. nothing can prepare me for this fate i must face. no matter how much i...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm only a teenager- but my GPA is so low and i have a learning disability which makes me feel so stupid compared to other students. I feel like everyone around me is succeeding...
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I always feel like every time I do or say something it's weird or wrong but if someone else does the exact same thing it's perfectly fine. And every time I try to defend myself I...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 4

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    Yes. My heart my feelings of despair, and lonelyness is pushing even my limits. I have fought to no avail to Realize my life is nothing but one screw up after another and no matter...
    lonelyheart1967 lonelyheart1967 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I have all kids of dreams.. And i must say before i say anything else, that i feel like dreams are some of the times based on what you have been thinking about, or somethings...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I feel like I should have been born in the 1700's and I also feel like I should have been a pirate captain
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M Aug 5

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    This a major problem for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I feel like she puts every one else before me and makes me feel like crap.
    Cluckia Cluckia 13-15, F