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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    ive got 3 children twins age 12

    and a daughter age 11.im not with their dad I ended our relationship when they were 2 and 3.he was so violent and I couldn't cope anymore.it wasn't easy my kids missed him but he continued to make my life hell for a few years after,ive always been a devoted mum to my kids ,they...
    wholetintherain wholetintherain 36-40, F Mar 21

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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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    My toddlers have a very clear routine

    which they follow 99.9% of the time. When something out of the ordinary happens I panic. I become absolutely useless. All I can do is shut them in their room while I cry and sob uncontrollably until I come to terms with whatever unexpected event just occurred. When I'm really...
    bumblebeez bumblebeez 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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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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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
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    I had my stages in life. I listened to pop, rock. You name it, I was listening to it. But then one day, I was in the truck with dad and he told me to listen to this song. It was...
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    Sometimes I feel like I was born to pick people up, to make them happy, and show them how to appreciate life. To only be ****** over in the end when they don't need me and honestly...
    xSweetnessx xSweetnessx 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today I hosted a family dinner for 30 people... Our annual Easter gathering... As always, everyone raved about the wonderful day it was... The food was delicious and plentiful...
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    I'm now in high school and am 14 years old. But I feel like I don't belong here- not in high school, not when I'm home, just not on this planet. I do make friends easily, but...
    Lizzylx Lizzylx 13-15 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I think I ruined our friendship and I feel guilty about it but I also think he deserved it. Oh I don't know. Ok here goes, there's this boy we live in this flat together (separate...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've had this happen more than once: While driving home at night, after a really bad day (panic attacks and/or horrible depression) I'll see people who seem real for a moment but...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Its like I want to chat so bad with this person but i feel like I would annoy him. Then i would get the courage to text him but then he wont respond until like 16 hours later and...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Ever feel like running away from life itself? Well that's how I'm feeling at the moment. I have two medical conditions and there both flaring right now. I'm in agony, pain steaming...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    More like it is falling apart. But it already fell apart, maybe twice already. The tiny shards of what I used to be are now falling right through my fingers. It's like I'm...
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Im tired of everything. It seems like no one understands me. I got friends but i still feel lonely most of the time. Theyre only good for hang out and stuff, but idk, i feel like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    So I came out of my room because I needed my dad's help on an essay I've been trying to figure out for more than a week and he made fun of me for being upset. Then when I called...
    Shaywen Shaywen 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    i am very frustrated and overwhelmed at my life right now. i feel like an outcast i cannot find a close female friend online or offline. i am scared to make new friends whether it...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like giving up at times
    uglyskull uglyskull 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am an adult on the Autism spectrum. As a child, I never really had quality of friends. They often used me. I believe in a race of people/extraterrestrials called...
    NiggiMaskedSalesman NiggiMaskedSalesman 36-40, F Apr 16

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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 Apr 17

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    Baby, when I think about you I think about love Darlin', couldn't live without you And your love If I had those golden dreams of my yesterday I would wrap you In the heavens And...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Sissy test : do you really feel like a woman ? Total for lori = 149 Good girl! Your score is really high! You feel like a woman, and that's why you dress like them...
    gandyr gandyr 56-60, M Mar 27

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    I feel like I'm dying. I somehow manage to go through my daily routines but I no longer feel like there's a reason for me breathe. I feel like I'm just existing, not living; and...
    ILoveWeights ILoveWeights 26-30, M Mar 29

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    I honestly don't know what else I can do and say to get the same attention that everybody else gets when they text or call or anything at all. I try to do what I can and I try to...
    jdavid1979 jdavid1979 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I was told today that I was a "heartless, no good human being" because I couldn't relate to what the person was saying when they said they were sad. I tried to explain that I...
    bledotbizdotuk bledotbizdotuk 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    As much as i would like to talk about my problems I feel like I actually am what I was accused of. Am I really as sensetive as I think I am or am I just as obsessive as they claim...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Today just doing things with friends made me feel this way. I feel really sad right now. I feel like no one really knows me or even understands me. I feel like no one loves me or...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Some feel like they are the only of their kind because they are lonely. That's not the reason i feel the only one of my kind, it's how my life is and i can't even explain how i...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I feel like I am not good at anything in life. I don't have any talent, skills. My parents provided me good education, I was sent abroad to study, but I can't succeed. I can't...
    T15h10 T15h10 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I feel like I don't live up to anyone's expectations. I feel lately that it's just too much for me and I feel worthless. I don't work and I fear working in any store because I...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Ive always felt strongly connected to wolves and there's a strange...magical feeling I get when I'm in the woods. I've tried shifting to a wolf form in the past but it hasn't...
    EllieLoveless EllieLoveless 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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