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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom and I have never had a great relationship and now that she has started to be a foster parent it is even worse. She's so happy with her new foster daughter, I hate putting it...
    brielladivine brielladivine 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I know she does. she calls me names all the time and she always shuts me out and she doesn't pay attention to me at all and all her attention is directed to her new boyfriend. we...
    madybreen madybreen 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    "You should be ashamed of yourself" "you're not the same anymore" "you treat me like ****" "you're mean and rude" "you're a terrible person" "you're a bad girlfriend" "he's going...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mom never cared for me and she calls me names she says I'm a waste of a good life she says she's always wanted a girl but not one as ugly as me she beats me...that's why I try...
    breanna321 breanna321 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mother always thinks she's right. And I try so very hard not to burst out at her when she tries to tell me that I'm doing something wrong when I know Im not. And I try to defend...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    She says, I don't understand you. You have an attitude. You look tore up. What the hell is wrong with you. You need medicine. Honestly, I know you don't get me maybe it's BECAUSE...
    PrimadonnaAnnie PrimadonnaAnnie 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    No she never understands me! I love her yeah but there are certain things that she needs to understand about me that she clearly doesn't either catch on to or just don't wanna know...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I'm overweight and my self confidence is low but I don't hate my body. I'm 5'8" and weigh 375 lbs I've had this question stuck on my mind a lot lately because I've noticed that all...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My girlfriend wanted me to go with her to her family's house and I told her that I was tired of going there and did not want to because I feel like they all dislike me. I want to...
    inaloop inaloop 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    So Since I met this guy, I knew their was something special. A year ago he walked into my theater class and I had this instant moment of thinking he was perfect, however im too shy...
    CluelesslyHopeless CluelesslyHopeless 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Good girls like bad boys Bad boys like good girls Good guys like bad girls Bad boys like good girls
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I feel like giving up I have been depressed for over a year and a half I have good weeks and bad it really varies sometimes I am excited as hell and running round and motivated but...
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F Apr 14

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    I was on the phone with a friend today. We've known for a very long time. I think she's the only one I "talk" to regularly. And when I say that, I mean, have on the phone. I don't...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Have been with my girlfriend for about 6 months now and she has a little girl from her previous relationship. The little girls dad is in jail and has been there for the past 2...
    jboy1967 jboy1967 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    In grade 6, at a new school, I had no one for a long time. I would read at recess, and do projects alone. Then, two outsiders befriended me. They were so kind. I liked them, but...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Not loser as in lame or nerd... Although I am a bit nerdy but in the sense that I've lost myself. I'm in a constant battle with my feelings and I lose every time. I feel like I've...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I live in a pretty good family. But i allways feel like im missing something. My mom is the nicest human being. My dad helps me and buys me things that I want, but somehow i still...
    alexandra1539 alexandra1539 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    This is supposed to be a place if support and help but I feel like if I have bad experiences people just feel sorry for me but no one helps but when so Etching good finally happens...
    ginge101 ginge101 13-15 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have no talents. My GPA is really high, but I feel like a faker. I don't really belong. I'm not actually that smart. I'm not any good, not really. I just happen to get good...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F Mar 25

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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    I know im young but at this moment i feel like im never going to be happy. I have no motivation, no drive. I've realized that the only thing that makes me really happy is really...
    Justdoitessay Justdoitessay 16-17, M Mar 28

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    I live in a very competitive place, surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    as a teen boy, I assume that this may be normal... but sometimes I just feel like I donĀ“t want to go on with this comedy. My dad left, my uncles left, my grandmother left, my mom...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I feel like a disgrace to my family name. And all my parents ever do is make sure they know I'm a disgrace. All they ever do is make sure I feel bad about myself.
    baconOtaku baconOtaku 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am literally struggling to pay bills. I still live at home at the age of 29. I am a nanny that makes pennies. I am single. And I am battling with my weight. So I am just soooo...
    Infamousjess Infamousjess 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    so, i get the feeling that most people are using this experience title for something emotional or a little more "deep". i wasn't sure how to categorize what im missing, so if i...
    cassandrastwrt cassandrastwrt 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like I have to lash out on someone :(. I've been so stressed out and I had a hard English quiz today. I've snapped at my mom because she asked soo many...
    kdemora kdemora 16-17 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I've already lost track of how many times I've had this dream: I dreamt about being adopted. The person who is adopting me in this dream is like my role model, and she's actually...
    courtneyyalexis courtneyyalexis 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It never fails. I listen to what people say or read what people write, and I take it to heart. All I have to go by are their words sometimes. So when I respond, why does it seem as...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    ever since we moved and ever since my mom died, we are all now physically alive but emotionally and in terms of living life-- we are dead. My sisters are across the universe...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 a week ago

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    Anxiety is making it harder then ever to do anything and just to go out of the house and get things done, it's like this constant fear feelings and it makes me crazy an takes me...
    lilstomper101 lilstomper101 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    I just turned 40. Three days after my birthday, the love of my life broke up with me, leaving me heartbroken. I had planned a family and future with him, and just three days before...
    balance25 balance25 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My despise my mother in law experience is bit of a backwards situation, in no way is she mean to me or is she that "evil" woman most wives complain of - in fact she is the complete...
    mittengirl mittengirl 26-30, F Mar 28

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