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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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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...
    bookish2020 bookish2020 41-45 1 Response Mar 24, 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...
    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...
    MissUndastood247 MissUndastood247 22-25, F Nov 25, 2008

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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...
    rollerskate rollerskate 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I love my daughter, she is my world. I feel so guilty. She has seen and heard me and my husband fighting. We've fought for years but lately it is on a daily basis. She has...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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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...
    janame33 janame33 22-25, 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...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 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...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
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    My girlfriend wanted me to go with her to her family's house and I told her that I was tired of going there and did not want to because I feel like they all dislike me. I want to...
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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Just got home from intramural basketball we've played countless games and I've manage to make like one point and I keep messing up and I feel like they all wish I wasn't on the...
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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
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    I feel like I'm going to die soon, or any moment. I have depression and anxiety but then again I think about how we are put on this beautiful earth and then we just leave...
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    Well...my friends are just living in the different world and they have no idea what it feels like to be me. My family, hmmm I kinda tend to pretend everything is going great...
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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
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    I'm wedged between normality and ruin. My parents don't hate me. I've never been abused. So far there hasn't been any soul crushing disasters in my life. But the loneliness! I need...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Standing on my balcony this morning,I started getting cold,so I slipped on my poncho.I can feel winter approaching.I remembered my friend Hein who lived in the city.I stayed at the...
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    Good girls like bad boys Bad boys like good girls Good guys like bad girls Bad boys like good girls
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    I am 15, and since I was a young child I have always known that I was different. Not necessarily different in a bad way, just different. I have always looked at things in a way...
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    I'm overweight and my self confidence is low but I don't hate my body. I'm 5'8" and weigh 375 lbs I've had this question stuck on my mind a lot lately because I've noticed that all...
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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
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    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Sometimes I just don't know what I'm looking for I don't know what I want I feel like wandering around the woods by myself and just going in one direction till I discover something...
    emphire emphire 31-35, M Mar 29

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    In grade 6, at a new school, I had no one for a long time. I would read at recess, and do projects alone. Then, two outsiders befriended me. They were so kind. I liked them, but...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Not loser as in lame or nerd... Although I am a bit nerdy but in the sense that I've lost myself. I'm in a constant battle with my feelings and I lose every time. I feel like I've...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    This is supposed to be a place if support and help but I feel like if I have bad experiences people just feel sorry for me but no one helps but when so Etching good finally happens...
    ginge101 ginge101 13-15 2 Responses a week ago

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    Do you ever feel like everything you do isn't sufficient? Like you will never be perfect, or even close to it. You will never make someone happy at all times, never be pretty...
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    I feel like a disgrace to my family name. And all my parents ever do is make sure they know I'm a disgrace. All they ever do is make sure I feel bad about myself.
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    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I don't know why every achievement I get or everything that I do right I just feel like I failed. And I'm not worthy. I was chosen from my high school as the city scholar (not...
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I feel like no one loves me... Even though I know they love me... If that makes sense? I can recognize them loving me and caring for me... But I don't feel it. I don't know why I...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F 1 Response