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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really hate being a mom at times.

    My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause I don't want to see her at times. I know this isn't her fault but it's how I am. I wanted her and i loved being a mom for the first 2-3...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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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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    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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    My mind seems to be racing through millions of thoughts tonight, and I can honestly say that sleep feels so far away at this moment. I often wonder about life, and about my purpose...
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    I hate myself and I feel like a horrible fake girl . I told my friend a story that I have a boyfriend and kept talking about how much I love him , I also told her things we do and...
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    I don't know why but I always feel like there has to be more to life than what I have and it makes me feel pretty down a lot of the time. I feel lost and that I'm not really doing...
    Ella147 Ella147 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't care to share the reason why I'm feeling like a pathetic idiot right now, but I am. So with that being said........ I must remember people lie and at times tell you things...
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think I may have heat stroke I'm super hot. I'm dizzy and I feel like I'm going to throw up and have a mild head ache right now I spent 9 or more hours working in the sun I did...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to die, I feel like inviting any possible form of death because I feel that if I were gone... people would be better off. ...I want to die because I keep letting myself get...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like my true nature has been suppressed over years of conditioning by my parents and society. I feel like there is an intense frustration and fear at the core of my being...
    ThisAnimalIsFree ThisAnimalIsFree 22-25, M a week ago

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    Many times I have experienced this and it makes you think or question yourself that you’re wrong all the time which of course makes you think theres something wrong with you...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    A little background info first I am 24 years old, Hispanic, and come from a very traditional and very much practicing catholic family. Oh and I have a fear of confrontation. My...
    lnj1112 lnj1112 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I feel like no one understands me, that as hard as I try to open up to people and trust in people, they just don't understand me. Maybe its because I am so guarded all the time...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel like now its hard for anybody to understand hoe how I feel. I am sensative in general but also being pregnant more sensative.I feel like no one who isnt pregnant understands...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I feel like a massive **** head. All I ever do is drink, take drugs, party and come to work looking and feeling like garbage. I just have such a crap attitude these days. I feel...
    DazzleX DazzleX 18-21, M Jul 16

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    Have you ever been cheated on? That is the feeling that will never leave my chest, no matter how much I try and fill my heart with happiness, there will always be a dull pain there...
    RNgirl23 RNgirl23 22-25, F Jul 16

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    My life has spiraled out of control. My husband has hurt me very badly. I feel like I'm nothing when I'm around him and so, I want to kill myself.
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F Jul 16

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    After I don't know how many years of bottling up my emotions and everything it feels like the bottle is near its tipping point. Like I'm going to explode but I can't even do that...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M Jul 14

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    when one suffers from BPD.... all your feelings are magnified 100 times more than average non bpd ppl i wish mo ppl understood this....
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 Jul 12

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    Well I'm back!!! I was doing so well on my self love journey. I was trying to improve many areas in my life. I had hope and little by little it's going away. I'm trying to see...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I don't feel like a woman at all. My Fake Mother treats me like I'm her husband, her man. This woman is not my real Mother. She molests me whilst I have seizures. I never felt...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    If I could have just one wish, I'd wish for a true friend. one that never abandons me, one that always has my back. i've realized that it's fairly easy to make some friends, but...
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    I'm a college student. Musician. I just feel, at home, like I'm nothing at all. I can't get a job (besides church music), I can't pay my school bills, I have no other skills or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    So I asked my boyfriend yesterday night if he'd like to help me do a little grocery since he has a car and I don't. He ended up ignoring me and went to bed. When I asked him...
    mssuuugar mssuuugar 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Recently I have been having feelings of hopelessness about my current life and my future. I am practically obsessed with trying to improve myself so people would finally like me...
    EddieNashton EddieNashton 13-15, M Jul 9

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    It feels like nothing is real, I have these moments where time seems to slow and everything around me stops existing. I feel so at peace, like nothing matters at that moment...
    emptyhearteddove emptyhearteddove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    As I walked out of his car feeling like **** for letting him use me just for pleasure, I got the undeniable feeling that I will never be good enough for anybody. It hurts me to...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    As I walked out of his car feeling like **** for letting him use me just for pleasure, I got the undeniable feeling that I will never be good enough for anybody. It hurts me to...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I feel depressed but i dont wanna be,i feel like every day is boring and all we are essentially doing is just finding fillers to stop ourselves being bored till we die
    HiHiMagpie HiHiMagpie 26-30, F Jul 8

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    My father told me I deserved to get hit from my boyfriend. He walked in on our fight and I was crying.. I told my dad my boyfriend hit me and my father got in my face and told me I...
    lulubear718 lulubear718 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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