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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 30, 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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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I was a fool to believe in love (fell twice almost a third time), the closest thing to love is love from a mother I don't believe in that dumb feeling anymore. I feel like me being...
    kareemfa kareemfa 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I feel like I have no one to talk to x if anyone feels like it too I'm here x even though i have no one you guys have me x
    chlosblogx chlosblogx 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    This is one of the main reasons I talk to myself and enjoy my solitude. My parents, siblings, "friends," coworkers etc never listen to what I have to say. I sometimes have to...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I had a dream last night that I don't quite understand. I was standing in a group of 5 people that I didn't know, but I did know, and they all knew me. We were all standing on the...
    WLTetrisKing WLTetrisKing 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So just wanna share something's that I have been thinking about lately. At this point of my life, what I have figured out is that its not as difficult as I thought its gonna be to...
    apersonlikeme apersonlikeme 18-21, M Feb 15

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    Everything is a mess... I am speechless as of the moment, I can't figure out what should be the exact words I should utter. I can express what I feel but to have the right...
    wanderer08chasinglove wanderer08chasinglove 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Perhaps this is the prefect title. I truly do feel like a bad person. The fact that my past is now my present.. Going nowhere fast. Stuck at a crossroad not knowing which way to...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Sometimes I just feel stupid and idiotic because of my disorders that I'm not proud of... I feel like some freak :'( I have Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Borderline...
    SkylerSkies SkylerSkies 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    None of them ever have time for me anymore. I always have to ask them to hang out they rarely ask me to hang out ( I believe only 1 maybe 2 times last year my friends asked me to...
    wingsoffreedom wingsoffreedom 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know what it is, I just feel like such a stupid loser every single day. I mean I have a great job, And a life that people wish they had. But I suffer from Anxiety, OCD, ADD...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    When i didn't have a Dom/Master/Mentor i was missing a major part of myself. i don't deny that i was desperate and made some bad choices. it was because i needed my Dom and i'd yet...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I've worked at this job for about 9 months now, and we've gotten this new manager about 3-4 months ago at are branch. Recently, people are getting fired, quitting, or relocating...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    It's this kind of sadness that is starting to consume me whole. I've tried fighting it off on my own for as long as possible, but I'm getting tired. I'm just miserable all the time...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F Jan 28

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    Right now I'm feeling like the epitome of a loser. I'm 23, have little to no friends, no boyfriend, unemployed, no car, no one to talk to or hang out with, pretty much no life. I'm...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I feel this allot, not only in school but at home as well. I've moved so many times, and at every new school I'll be the quiet person in the back. I'll make a small group of...
    quietgirl117 quietgirl117 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I don't know if anyone else can relate to this. I find I can allow myself to care about someome in the moment if I want to but I can just as easily switch that off and hurt them in...
    taliaroger taliaroger 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I left EP A Long Time Ago (About 6-7 Months) And Doing That I left Very Close People To me. I Can't Stop Feeling So Bad For What I Did. I Know It was A Terrible Thing, Just Up And...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26

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    It all started when I asked my parents for a Facebook. My mom yelled at me because she is paranoid about the internet and she thinks I'll get targeted or bullied or something. She...
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Very recently, I'd say in the last 5 weeks my wife Krista and I seem to be growing distant, our love life still sizzles in bed when it happens but at times I feel like she's going...
    wetsec wetsec 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I can't describe it. it just happens sometimes out of nowhere when I'm home or out or anywhere really. it happens when I over thinking about something. seeing people. hearing...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Does anyone believe in fate or signs? I don't 100% but that's because it feels like people are thrown in my face and then I never see or talk to them again. For the past year or so...
    KCCO93 KCCO93 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Im only one girl but I feel like inside me there are more. I still have no idea who I am. I'm scared. I get weird thoughts when I breakdown. I never had anxiety before but when my...
    JaineDoh JaineDoh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    i never really grew up with a paternal figure.my dad was a drug addict and he lived in another country,he and my mom divorced before i was even born.my stepfather lived in another...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I feel left out. I have two other roommates, but ever since the third one moved in, I have been feeling left out. I feel like my roommate and I ( the first ones who lived in our...
    Via70 Via70 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I am a 20 year old male and have always been single and a virgin and have been rejected by every single female I have ever approached. I feel like there is no hope of me getting a...
    malik91694 malik91694 18-21, M Feb 6

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    I legit feel like an intruder every time I go into a room because there are groups and I feel like they stop their conversations specifically because I am there. I feel like my...
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I have Depersonalization disorder for almost a year now.It never stops I dont feel anything, my thoughts are racing In my had and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in a...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    "Life is like a long rehearsal for a play that will never begin"-quote from the movie Amelie. It's a sad feeling when we do so much and anticipate that something great will happen...
    Lonelyastronaut Lonelyastronaut 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    It's like there's a demon clinging on my back, then there's this gnawing feeling at the back of my mind. It's as if someone's trying to get through to me but I can't hear a thing...
    NimbusNimpy NimbusNimpy 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I don't feel like i belong. I don't even feel i belong in my own skin. I try to be like everyone else, wearing whats cool, changing my personality, trying to fit in because i don't...
    TheBrokenSouls TheBrokenSouls 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    Panic. Anxiety. Pain. Pressure. Stress. These emotions are swirling through my head. I can't help but be kind of depressed, can I?Some say people bully them, some say they have...
    LivingGreen LivingGreen 18-21, F a week ago

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    everytime a holiday comes up, like today, i feel more and more lonelier. i'm suppose to have a family, but the government took that away. my boyfriend is with his family. hes mad...
    everythingisfallingapart everythingisfallingapart 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm such a fake person. I wear makeup and I try to wear clothes that I think OTHER people will like. I don't do enough things just for myself. I really want people to...
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I feel different sometimes like I'm not the real me. The real me loves life and going out and helping people. The real me loves running, boxing and lifting weights.the real me is...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I feel like a burden to everyone. Even to my own parents. I feel like I cant do anything right.
    osnapitsbie osnapitsbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I feel like there are so many versions of me. Is that weird? Yeah, that's weird... but it's like I open myself up to certain people. Some people know things about me that others...
    Froma2zee Froma2zee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    most days bring new challenging experiences in to my life. it is a struggle to face the world everyday feeling like a failure. it is even harder when folks look up to you are a...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F Jan 26

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