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I Feel Like a Bad Mom

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Aug 28

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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 Aug 23

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    The tears rolled down my cheeks as I tried to hold them back, but I couldn’t. My mom I just told me that she should pull out all my hair and that I would deserve it. I got angry...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F Sep 14

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    It's my bday today. My brothers birthday was in June. My mom always goes to my brothers parties, or at least acknowledges them. She never acknowledged my birthday today and she...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I don't even know HOW I feel. I am having a very horrible week....maybe 2 weeks. Maybe more....I had an awful day today and I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. I want to share...
    howlingtiger howlingtiger 16-17, F 55 mins ago

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    So having unrequited love fore someone you have known for a few months is bad or even a year or two. Though knowing someone your whole life and having unrequited love for them is...
    BDMW15 BDMW15 16-17, M Aug 30

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Sweet Dreams? Sarahbella’s story about her bad dreams (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Feel-Like-My-Dreams-Are-Telling-Me-Something/4781103#reply_5943032) got me...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Have had a very stressful 1.5 months, parenting by myself. All of my ideas and things I didn't want to do have been ignored and I feel like I'm failing. Don't kno how much longer...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I don't just feel like no one understands me, I know that no one understands me. It's so hard being in this family, in this school, in this world. My family invalidates my feelings...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 6 days ago

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    hey everybody... i am 16 years old....i belive that i am a great person i respect everybody and i am a positive person but i am ******* unlucky. everything that i do i dont do good...
    rhq1998 rhq1998 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Just having a really hard time right now. The love of my life just used and abused me so badly, except I still love her. She told me she would always love me, no matter what...
    BradleyBlei89 BradleyBlei89 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    That moment when you feel like giving up the fight, and you feel so stupid from the very start, you wanna disappear right now. I don't see future anymore.
    raraluna77 raraluna77 31-35, F Sep 3

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    My parents have been divorced since I was in 7th grade, I'm now a senior in high school. Recently though I've been feeling like everything is becoming worse. I'm realizing my...
    Bigj15 Bigj15 16-17, M Sep 6

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There you go, I feel like a failure sometimes no matter how hard I try not to quit. My whole life I feel like I been going in circles. Like no matter what I do to try to succeed in...
    MrKool82 MrKool82 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's funny. I'm 27, turning 28 soon. All my life I have lived to please my parents. I decided to apply to college abroad once, got accepted. My parents weren't happy about it and...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I just started high school and I feel like no one really wants to be around me because of my birthmark. I want to be myself, I want to be able to talk to other people and have...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    I am currently in high school and I have a couple of people I talk to in my classes but during the weekends I have no one to hang out with like others do. I'm not really a people...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Okay so basically I'm doing courses to train me for entrances of various design schools. They teach me How to draw and stuff and all that. And I've never drawn before like idk How...
    Teebee1998 Teebee1998 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If I didn't have any children of my own, I would just drop everything and just leave. Leave my family, friends and just never look back. I'm in a bad place right now and it seems...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I feel like I bother everyone, even if they sit next to me in class I feel bad for my friends who waist their time with me, I'm sorry for anyone reading this I waisted your time
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 27

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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 Aug 28

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    Two things I don't understand in life. I don't know why God made me and why He loves me. I've betrayed Him so many times. Two things I know in life. He made me and bought me back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    Back in 2012 I tried to kill myself and I took a pretty big overdose on some pills. Since then...life hasn't really been the same. I know I'm probably delusional for thinking this...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    YES YES I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THIS, this feeling is so disturbing! Eventhough they, my friends says they enjoy my accompany & they likes it when i get all happy & hyper but i just idk...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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