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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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    Three Children With ADD Is Too Much For Me To Handle When I Have ADD Myself

    I have three beautiful children and have been married for 12 years. I work for myself and have tremendous flexibility. I really feel guilty complaining but I am so overwhelmed I need to just get this out! I feel like a horrible mother almost every day. My children are 11, 10...
    bookish2020 bookish2020 46-50 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    All Mom's Do Sometimes

    after all kids don't  come with instructions... We all make mistakes...We all wish we had done certains things better We all think there are better mom's than us out there.... All honest Mom's will tell you this is the pure truth..."We all feel like we are bad...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    I Feel Like I Can't Think Around My 5 Year Old Long Enough To Be A Good Mom To Him

    I'm the single mother of a 5 year old that has ADHD, defiant/oppositional disorder, anxiety disorder, and Aspergers. I myself have my own issues, including but not limited to OCD and Aspergers, and in the past year left my abusive marriage to his father and a few months ago was...
    rollerskate rollerskate 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I love my daughter, she is my world.

    I feel so guilty. She has seen and heard me and my husband fighting. We've fought for years but lately it is on a daily basis. She has become such an angry little girl and I hate myself for contributing to it. My husband cannot deal with anything and easily gets angry, he...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    People Expect You To Be God When You Have Kids

    Parents makes mistakes, no parent is perfect. A parent can be abusive but it's not bad enough for social services to get involved but they work on it so they won't do it anymore. My mother used to hit when she lose her temper and get mad, she has slapped me across the head...
    girlwithanxiety girlwithanxiety 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Yes, Sometimes!

    I have small moments when I think I am bad as a mother. I should have, could have done more, said more, less. I think it's normal.To me, being a mother is a difficult task. You have to show strength and gentleness, love and harshness. You have to be stern but also be fun. Listen...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Motherhood Is The Best Part Of My Life, Why Can't I Do It Right?

    I have a beautiful blue-eyed son. He is so sweet with his "I love you Mommy's" and "Mom, you're the bests." I love him more than I think he will ever know. I struggle at times though, being a single Mom is really difficult. I do everything I possibly can to give my child every...
    janame33 janame33 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    You Have Such a Great Baby (i'm Just a Bad Mom)

    You have such a great baby (I'm just a bad mom) This is what is always in my head when I receive so many compliments on my daughter.  And I'm not bragging, she is cute.  I didn't find her cute.  How can you?!  Seriously.  I had depression throughout my...
    Littlesister1968 Littlesister1968 36-40 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    What Else Can I Do?

    I sometimes feel as though I'm a bad mother to my daughter. I had her when i was when I was 21 and it was the most bitter sweet day of my life. I was ecstatic and scared to be a mom.. I was proud and speechless when i saw my baby girl..but her father almost...
    MissUndastood247 MissUndastood247 22-25, F Nov 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    For one, when I first got a girlfriend my mom told me I was too young and naive to be dating and tried to force me to break up with her. Another time a few months ago, my...
    littledreamgirl littledreamgirl 13-15, F Aug 13

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    This is the first time I am sharing my story. Exactly as I said before, I feel like I live in Hell. Hell on Earth, that is. Now, let me tell you why. First of all, I have a large...
    Mymin Mymin 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Sometimes I do...... There will be times I'm playing around with Ana and she suddenly gets all upset by it and begins to cry. I mean I never push it too far or make it annoying...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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 54 mins ago

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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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    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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    But i want to spent the weekend with my bf and he is going. Im also invited but i barely know anyone. The thing is its one of those kind of partys where the boys hang out with the...
    miflor miflor 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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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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    All my life things have been weird for me. I've always been in-tuned with the paranormal world; e.i., I have had bizarre dreams, I seen shadow people, I have been touched by things...
    Celticrose1991 Celticrose1991 22-25 1 Response Jul 25

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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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    Hey There people... I am 32... And I just feel like a looser... When I left school I wanted to do an art course. But my parents didn't approve... So I did a marketing course only...
    SweetBrazilianLizzy SweetBrazilianLizzy 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I used to be very ambitious, I wanted a successful career and was willing to do my best to achieve my goals. But now that I am at one of the best universities in my country, I've...
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    She's 10 years older than me and has a seven year old despite our different ages and lives we're still as close as I would say best friends. Anyhow over the last year I would say I...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I've been married three times yet never been in love. I work as a PC tech but don't fit in with "techies" or "geeks". I don't understand my feelings and lack thereof. I just...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    Whenever I'm at in public, I feel like my parents think I'm a disgrace. They've actually told me they're afraid to go out in public with me. All because I'm too loud. I don't...
    DrewbyDoo DrewbyDoo 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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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    I love you all so much. I know sometimes we feel like we could conquer the world and other times we just wanna stay in bed, but let's keep moving no matter what we do. Because were...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate feelings... Contradictions... I hate when you are feeling one thing and everyone around you tells you to stop and go in the other direction... I hate when someone tells you...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F Jul 28

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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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    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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have an awful case of anxiety. Its paralyzing me from living a normal life. I've been given a PRN(as needed) of Clonzepam .5 mg. These have changed everything. I can sleep...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I wish I wouldn't have to wake up in the mornings. I feel like I have no purpose. I feel like I bring no good to the world. I feel alone.
    atmarie atmarie 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Stuck in school feeling sick and tired . Feel Like dropping out and just leave school due to the immense pressure I faced buthave to press on due to social norms. #this is life...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    ever since my dad got remarried and had another kid, my brother and i have taken the back burner. scratch that, we've been moved out of the kitchen entirely. particularly me bc i...
    kggi kggi 16-17, F Jul 25

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    I get depressed a lot, and I've learned to just accept the fact that I'm going to be depressed. It still takes it's toll on me, though, and it can get quite painful. It started as...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I feel depressed a lot more than before. I feel like all the happiness I use to shower people with is being sucked from me more and more. The rules my parents keep placing on me to...
    ruizr302 ruizr302 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I feel like I don't belong in this society, my beliefs are different than them, and I'm forced to believe in whatever they want me to! I wish to find a place where I belong..... I...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Sometimes I don't feel like I'm alive. Like it's a dream. I'll be driving my car and it's like I catch up with my body and go "Oh, yeah. I'm going to the store" in my head. I'll...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27

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