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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Being that I'm 19 with no job or anything, I feel so bad when my mother has to work.. I really do. I feel like I could be helping her so much but it's like I add on to her stress...
    QuietKitten QuietKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    i remember last december i had my first breakdown i literally thought that was it, laid in the same spot fr hours wailing my life away i hated that day i felt so whiny and weak...
    chocomilo1 chocomilo1 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I am a mom of 3 wonderful grown children whom I adore and cannot be with on this special day. All the happiness and love I feel is muted by longing to see them and hug them close...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 7 Responses May 10

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    I am 40 years old and I have been through a lot in my life. From my mother wanting to leave me at the hospital when I was born to being in several abusive relationship. I even had...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M a week ago

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    A lot of times in my life I feel like a loser. My family life has been kind of rough for me growing up and I haven't had a lot of the advantages that a lot of other kids my age...
    chloe41399 chloe41399 13-15, F a week ago

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    having someone so close to you, you feel a nobility to do the right thing, to care and justify their wrongs. What happens when the person in question takes advantage of that, uses...
    WindupKitten WindupKitten 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 May 20

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 May 20

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    I have ocd; I have a serious overthinking problem. It's all bad thoughts and it causes me to feel so bad about myself. I don't like crying but when I think all I want to do is cry...
    QuietKitten QuietKitten 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I feel like I'm being unfair to my boyfriend because I'm asking him to not go out and get ****** because we had a huge fight because he did that a week ago and told me he was going...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F May 18

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    I feel like my dad hates me. He told my mother that he wanted her to abort me before I was born,and when I was growing up he didn't want to have anything to do with me. When he did...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I just feel like I'm the odd one out when it comes to my school friends. They're all confident and interested in the same things, and I'm just that awkward quiet one that feels...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been with my bf 3 years I know he loves me but he sometimes makes me feel like i'm not good enough. Everything I say or do seems to be wrong or bad.I can understand his...
    littlerunaway littlerunaway 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    When I was in high school, I found out my sister's best friend was the mastermind behind the bullying and stalking that was happening to me. I had adopted her in my heart as...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    who doesn't? We all have times when we feel like we don't matter. All it takes is someone to genuinely care about you to make you like you're worth something.
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M May 2

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    To be truly loved by someone.......is something I wish I can experience someday. I grew up in a home where love didn't exist. No hugs, no kisses......no bedtime stories. Because of...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 13 Responses May 6

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I feel like I'm stuck in a bad dream and its hard to get out of.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F May 9

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    I feel like a manipulative ****, something I treat women like their nothing but I candy and when u get home and look in the mirror I want to throw up. I try to make people do...
    turtles1021 turtles1021 13-15, M May 17

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    I feel like I can be overly impatient with people sometimes. Sometimes I let the littlest of things annoy the absolute hell out of me. Occasionally I'm just not in the mood to...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response May 21

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    and this is bad in my specific case because I'm in this band and I really don't feel like I belong with them unless we are on stage
    Roxas3421 Roxas3421 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I think about how we spend all this time trying to do well in school... for what? Just to get into a college. Then, a job. After you bust your *** working your entire life, you...
    FerysT FerysT 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i just feel like dying...
    nath2281 nath2281 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M May 19

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    Personally, I feel like I am a great person. But it seems like others just don't see it. I'm rather attractive and a bit on the nerdy side (like anime and video games) so it's not...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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