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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Our teacher is like a mother to me. But i don't draw near to her simply because i don't love to be a teacher's pet. My classmates said that our teacher is strict, however, i can...
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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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    Faceless - by RED is one of my life theme songs. I struggle with having an identity a lot of the times. I'm so unique that I don't find others like me in the world. I wish that a...
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    Don't worry, I'm not. I'm posting this for people who are. I want you guys to read this. Breath. Whatever you're doing right now. Take a deep breath, than another. You are so...
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    no one loves me. my family would leave me to fend for myself if I didn't remind them I was with them. I feel alone. my friends talk behind my back and don't care for me anymore. I...
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    This feeling I have deep inside, Is a feeling that I cannot describe. From the pit in my belly, To the ache in my heart, Nothing can make me realize that we are really apart Crying...
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    I feel like I am in the wrong world. For starters, I'm very aggressive. I am the only female in my karate group and my mood swings have got me into trouble countless times. As...
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    I am 21 years old male, Live in Indonesia Started about three years ago when I started college, I choose engineering at first and find out I'm to stupid for it so I change course...
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    My family has made me feel like I matter in past times, but my boyfriend makes me feel like I matter each time I'm with him and when I'm not with him too. My family talks a lot...
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Skybot2000 Skybot2000 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Probly vain, naive, and stupid but I spend a lot of time dreaming about the future. I'm so grateful that I'm pretty, and thin, and really ambitious, I feel like the reason things...
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    There are times when I just don’t feel like conversing with others including my family, friends and co-workers. I try my best to be social 90% of the time but sometimes I just...
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Nearly all my friends know about my depression and self harm, but all except one think it's in the past. The one person who does know I'm still really struggling doesn't seem to...
    lotrgirl lotrgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    At times, I feel like I live in this world by myself. So why can't this world be mind?
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not feeling like myself at all. I'm losing faith in everything, except God. I'm losing faith. I don't know what's happening. I feel like I'm doing a lot of things to make...
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    I've always felt that the family I live with isn't my real family or the house I live in isn't my real home. I never feel like I fit in anywhere and I feel connected to nature and...
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    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I feel as if food doesn't taste good anymore, it hurts to eat. I feel like my body is going through a unknown world of diseases and viresses. I have headaches everyday and stomach...
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    I feel wayyy different than most people in my life and for the most part I like it, but sometimes it is super annoying. I don't mean different in a "I'm unique but it's cute" type...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Today I was sitting on my bed as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I...
    annoyinglydark annoyinglydark 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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