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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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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 5 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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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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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    As you have read my other stories my wife brought up a divorce. We haven't been getting along very well. I told myself I would talk to her and find out if this is what she really...
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    Lately I have had a couple people telling me everything that is wrong with me. It makes me feel worthless. They tell me I am too pretentious, too bitchy, over materialistic, tell...
    nnggww nnggww 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    So yeah I keep dreaming about the same guy I talked like six months ago. I feel like he is part of me or something. I really want this to end but I can't help it. From what I know...
    Ayumikichi Ayumikichi 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know if it's depression, or what, but since last year i've been feeling like I have no direction in my life, like I don't like nothing, I've been feeling that what is ahead...
    licito licito 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I Think This For Soo Many Reasons Like Right Now I Have A Not So Perfect Relationship Because Lately We Haven't Been Able To Hang Out & Go On A Date All Because Of His Ignorant...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I am slowly slipping back into old habits and my stress & anxiety levels are at an all time high. I've cried every night for the past week. my dad is a lying cheater and I can't...
    roryrawry roryrawry 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M Nov 22

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    Well, I know that my mother and my dog care about me, but other than them? There's not really anybody. I've had a lot if friends during my life but we've pretty much grown apart...
    nck12278 nck12278 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I had an odd dream where my gf purposely locked herself in my trunk and told me that she wanted to ride in there all the way to my mothers house. When we got there the house was...
    RailTracer645 RailTracer645 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like all I do is help other people with their issues and work through their problems, but when I come to them for help, they barely even try. They either give me one word...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Nov 23

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    By nature I'm a social person. I like to be around people, talking to them, hanging out. A lot of times through texting, I text how I feel. I text the way I am feeling. I've always...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I had really bad broke up with my ex.I still remember the words he said over the Skype screen '' This LDR is sucks, I don't love you anymore''.I locked myself at the room and feel...
    AnnePQ AnnePQ 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    feeAfter losing another good friend to death, I feel like everyone is at a party I was not invited to. Or like a sphmore whose best friends graduated two years before me now I am...
    Rackshack Rackshack 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    My life is not satisfying, it is not enjoyable and I feel like I am merely waiting for it to pass. I moved countries about 18 months ago but have not yet done anything that makes...
    imsoradalecki imsoradalecki 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Idk what to do anymore.... all i try to do, people around me are doing 10 times better. Everybody has no problem talking with people while i just barely say hi. Why is it hard for...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I don't truly think I ever will be. I'm a rubbish daughter A terrible sister A bad friend I feel like I let everyone down constantly.
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ROCKWELL "Somebody's Watching Me" Who's watching Tell me, who's watching Who's watching me I'm just an average man With an average life I work from nine to five Hey, hell, I...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I. . .just feel. . .so empty. I can't take living with a fake smile, day after day, with no one knowing how torn apart I truly am. I'm also thinking of cutting myself or even worse...
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    So, today I had brunch with my friends and they began discussing my brother. He is often a topic that I dread because I know that most people who lay eyes on him will never cease...
    ckj39 ckj39 18-21, M Nov 22

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    It's sad to say that I don't feel like I belong anywhere. I don't know if I am feeling sorry for myself or if these emotions are warranted. I feel like my family would be much...
    BeautifulCha0s BeautifulCha0s 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    -beat a high score -conduct an epic song -read that one moment when an awesome character does something i would do -realize im the only one in the room that understands what...
    tortress531 tortress531 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Now, I've felt like this for a while after graduating high school. I was always one of the top students in each grade and everyone had high hopes for me. Teachers, other students...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm not really sure what I should write, I just feel like writing. free writing sounds good. I'll do that. something is coming. I feel it in my bones. things are changing, and I...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I have so ******* done right now. You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope...
    Valencia12 Valencia12 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Ok so latly i have been feeling off i dont know how to eplain it i just dont think right i feel like i move and act wired and i feel like no one else sees it i feel like im...
    ileon9 ileon9 13-15 6 days ago

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    To love the world and look upon it in wonder everyday and never feel like you belong. That is truly devastating. I feel like that everyday. I feel love for humans but don't feel...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well maybe they're not the ones to blame. I'm becoming terrible at being a friend, being a sister, being a daughter, being a relative. Basically everything. My mind is inclined to...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 24 years old now. I've been actively looking and searching for something that can keep me content with just living on this earth. I can't stand how everything revolves around...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I always hate when I'm someone's second choice. I feel like I'm being used. And I don't like that. I feel like you only wan me around when something fails,It makes me feel like...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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