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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    (Behind Blue Eyes by The Who) (But I feel like this song everyday. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful person that I adore. I have been feeling like he did when he wrote...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    the feeling like, the time is too slow, my heart is like punching several times, the feeling that i want to sleep but i don't know how my eyes don't stop on crying, i hate it! i...
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always had a good relationship with all of my class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX 16-17, F a week ago

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    Is it wrong or bad? I have an anger issue. Sometimes I will get angry without a reason but I know, I got angry because I remember the old times, when something happened and I don't...
    Nara88 Nara88 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I am feeling totally worthless today. I feel like even the scum that you see floating on top of a pond has more worth than I do. I have been told many times throughout my life by...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    i have a boyfriend and we are on our 2nd month. we are now on a long distance relationship. he is on los angeles, california and i am on the philippines. when he left philippines i...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Lately I just feel totally void of almost all emotion. Like I'm just empty inside. I don't know why. I mean, I like my friends, they're awesome, but I just feel like something is...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Aug 16

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    while my family is outside on this sunny weekend day enjoying themselves. I'm here in my room, just contemplating my life. how did things go wrong? I let everyone decide for me, I...
    megabear64 megabear64 22-25, M Aug 15

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    I don't feel like anyone understands me and to be honest I find it hard to understand others. Feeling alone has become comfortable. I've become incredibly impulsive and sexually...
    youngandgrey youngandgrey 26-30, M Aug 15

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    I feel this way at school a lot I feel like I am annoying to everyone and I feel like I am loosing all of my friend because I actually am I am loosing them to other friends who...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    My dreams have a way of telling me things. I have alot of scary ones but I have some good ones too. I feel like childhood dream of going to visit my dad in prison and then everyone...
    cjsewall cjsewall 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Sometimes I feel like my boyfriend doesn't love me as much as I do, or at all. He pretty much hates anything to do with romance and sharing feelings (the feelings I can live with...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M Aug 14

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    I have two other really good friends, but it seems like they're a lot closer. I know I can't do anything about that, but it bothers my that they treat each other better than they...
    nativetongue nativetongue 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I keep losing my friends and I know that's my fault for sure. They all keep leaving and walking away when I need them. And I feel like I don't care enough about other people but I...
    TheFangirlForLife TheFangirlForLife 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I used to be a confident, secure woman in my early 50's. Married for 33 years, two beautiful daughters that I am really proud of, and a wonderful baby grandson who is the apple of...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F Aug 11

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    Men that I've met in past(they were boys,to be honest) didn't let me feel like I'm a real woman,I still feel insecure about it,I still don't feel like a real woman and I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    My kids have all recently let me know that they are grateful for the way I raised them and what I taught them growing up.It really felt good to get that kind of surprise.First my...
    MarciBlack MarciBlack 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I am absolutely in love with my gf and know she still has feelings for ex of 3yrs which is also her daughters dad, saw her whisper and found out she's questioning our relationship...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M Aug 11

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    Last night I was on the phone with the man I do contract graphic design freelance for. We were talking about his company and how it's changing and there might be a chance that I...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Relationship Wise. I'm in a rship. It was good at first but now .. I don't feel wanted or anything. I feel like a bother. Idk. When we break up I won't be going in another rship...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am in my mid-20s. I don't have a Facebook, twitter, YouTube nor Instagram account. I also don't have an i phone or android (or whatever you call them) and I'm perfectly happy...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Feel like life is pretty boring sometimes I wish there was more stuff to do. Or like I feel like people claim to feel a certain way but don't act on it and I know that makes me...
    Noahechtman Noahechtman 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Its not easy being me... My whole life I have tried to buy love buy friendships and at last in these dark days I find myself, I have found who I really am and I know what I must...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M Aug 9

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    I like people wo take me for who I am as person. The only thing I need in life is a boyfriend who loves me for real and not betrayes on me. I know the feeling, it feels like you...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 1 Response