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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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    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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    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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    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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    My daughter is 6, and I had the state take her

    away from me about 2 weeks ago for "abuse and neglect". I will admit that I do lose my temper with her at times but i don't think i did anything that can be called abuse. Also, yes i did leave her home alone for almost a hour but did know i would be gone that long. I am not say...
    NeglectingMom NeglectingMom 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    More than just sometimes, which is probably why I almost always hate texting or calling people first. Especially if it's someone I like. I feel like that would make me needy or...
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    The song, Because of you by Kelly Clarkson, could explain so much about my life than I ever could. Some people just see their pain or don't care to take notice about others...
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    I have everything I need, but for some reason, I feel sad because I feel like I'm lacking of something. Seeing Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner etc, they are all around the...
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    The last moment my life felt real is when I woke up one very clear Sunday morning. The moment I got the call from my brother and slowly found out that he was going to kill himself...
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    I dont feel like i belong in the world. The universe has for me always been fascinating. I always look up at the stars in the help for guidance and understanding. I always feel at...
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    All of my friends and colleagues are just so different from me. We almost share nothing but neighborhood or/and work. I feel like the only people I do have common interests now are...
    myeyesareanocean myeyesareanocean 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I go to class come home, wake up the next morning go to class and come back home and on the weekends work it's the same routine! I need something different in my life. I need to...
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's so hard to get this **** out of my mind. I'm not terminally ill or anywhere near suicidal. I am in poor health though, I have a heart condition, I was hospitalised on New...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    it kind of feels like everyone leaves me at some point, or they want to but they can't. Recent people i used to call my friends never speak to me anymore, even when I see them...
    tyrannosaurusmess tyrannosaurusmess 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I kept having this feeling of being useless. I tried to be part of something. But the only thing happening is that it seems a lot of people also want to be part of those. So I was...
    Tazmanou Tazmanou 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    sometimes I just feel like I'm an alien to everyone. I feel like I'm a different creature, maybe not human enough.
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Knowing so much and yet so little. Having an understanding of the Universe unparalleled by anyone else. Yet always I am moving on. Having only a few friends along the way. Destined...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am an introvert and like being alone but miss the idea of being in a relationship. I've just never been successful with them and have for the last 5 years or so been single and...
    Anontymous30 Anontymous30 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    AlphaAiyana95 AlphaAiyana95 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I just feel like I'm waiting for something to happen in my life but I don't know what it is. All I know is that i'm not going to find it in this country or with these people. Does...
    Rambuchi Rambuchi 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    3:02 AM 07/02/2016. I don't know how to start this but I am going to try to pour out all my feelings and hope someone understands me. It's so ******* hard to open up when you just...
    Itstutaa Itstutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I hate sitting alone at lunch everyday and I can't just go sit somewhere randomly or ask someone because I'm afraid to and I have social anxiety anyways. I'm so tired of people...
    FrozenBlueberries FrozenBlueberries 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Ever had that feeling that everything is pushing against you? like the world is just too much, there are too many things going on and so much that could possibly go wrong. I feel...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F Feb 3

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    When you begin to feel like everyone is slowly deleting themselves from your life and you are lefted with no one after the things you did for them... leaves you feeling so empty...
    unknowndarkness2001 unknowndarkness2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    for some reason i always have this feeling that something is more important than this' that i meant to do something big spiritually. ive always felt this way but i just cant shake...
    kadijahAlexus kadijahAlexus 13-15, F Feb 2

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    I feel like I have to be a superficial person to be accepted by my friends and family. Because i feel like if I ever express my authentic feelings, it will look awkward to others...
    TairyFale TairyFale 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    as each day passes, I feel like this statement gets more and more truth to it. I don't feel good enough for my husband. I don't feel good enough for my family. I don't feel good...
    xxfallenangel xxfallenangel 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F Feb 1

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