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I Feel That Being a Parent Is One of the Most Difficult Jobs

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    inez345 inez345 13-15, F Mar 16

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    About Your Teen...

    MrClouFeet is a parent of 2 boys. One is in collage and one is in highschool right now. And although i don't WANT them to, i am coming to the realization that drugs are in highschool. The one in collage is old enough to do what he wants but the one in highschool is only a junior...
    MrCloudFeet MrCloudFeet 36-40, M Oct 29, 2012

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    Wishful Thinking

    Looking sad, my daughter crawls into bed with me, wraps herself under my arms and holds on to me tightly. With her eyes closed, fighting back tears, she asks me "Mommy, when is it going to stop hurting?"  I squeeze her tighter and simple said, "I don't know."  If only parents...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Definately!!!!

    You are ALAWYS at work on call at night even on holiday theres no rest infact thats worse. theres no such thing as a 9 to 5 job when u have kids. the job is 24/7.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Yes Very Difficult.

    I strongly believe it is. Being a parent is the most difficult jobs. With all the physical caring and emotional support and practically the obligation to give them the necessary tools to cope up with life when time comes that they need to be alone and by themselves.From the time...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    The Advocate

    Single Mommy of 4 and in my early 30's. This is the hardest job in the world and we work for nothing in return 365 a year, last ones to sit and eat and sleep. Before we think of ourselves we think of our precious lil ones. They are our future and they are a good replica of what...
    sweetnsensual sweetnsensual 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    You Don't Say!

    How easy is it to get a new job and get on the job training for the position that you will be working? easy right? Parenting is a new job except there is no on the job training you. Sure you get help along the way but for the most part you have to figure it out because...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    Difficult?

    Of course its difficult! ... Though, admittedly less difficult for a person that doesn't have a job, other than to be a mom. I, myself, don't work outside the home... I create handmade jewelry... I find my hardest times are when my four year old just doesn't want to give mommy a...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Lesson Learned

       One day, I was doing some chores while my oldest daughter was taking a nap. I think she was about a year and a half old at the time. I heard her making some noises on the monitor so I went to get her out of her crib. When I opened the door, I found my sweet little girl had...
    dizinerd dizinerd 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    No Paid Time Off

    That's one of the toughest things about being a parent...you are on the clock permanently man. Kids are a lifelong commitment, even after they are grown up and moved out, they still need a lot of attention and care sometimes. If you are a parent and are trying to do your best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

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    Some Good Advice For Struggling Parents That Love Their Children

    Formula For Predicting Your Child's Future IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE!  I always come across the question, should babies come with a manual? As sure as we need air to breathe, they need to come fully equipped with one tailor made for each and every baby! If a license is required...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    There have been plenty of times in my life where I felt that no one really understood me or how I felt. I think that this feeling of no one understanding me has caused me to push...
    burton318 burton318 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel like no one understands me. But for some reason, I feel like ghosts and spirits understand me. I feel like I can talk to and trust ghosts and spirits. I feel like I can't...
    Ambria101 Ambria101 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    i feel like no one actually listens to what i have to say,yea i may think they do,but then again i know they really dont
    amari101 amari101 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I feel that no one will ever love me and it's tearing me apart
    hornyharry123 hornyharry123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sometimes it just really sucks not having someone by your side and to support you. Not saying its has to be a boyfriend it could even be a friend or family member whatever. But...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I came here to help others primarly. Thats what I spend most of my time doing. Giving advice, being a friend, etc. But as soon as i need a friend or someone who cares. No one is...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I gone through some trauma and I don't go out alot But even with my friends. i feel like they don't understand why my experiences from my past change who i am. I love my friends I...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    The more I talk, the more I say, the less people listen. I can sit perfectly still all day and never make a peep and everyone wants to know what is wrong, (or at least the best...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Out of all my friends I am the fattest and ugliest. It's hard sometimes to stay positive watching them go on dates and go to parties when I don't because no one ever wants the fat...
    MsM1620 MsM1620 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Most people have seen the light not the dark
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always seem to be the first to go to someone when something is going on, but I just never get the samething in return. Or I never feel no one can ever for once can make me feel...
    MyStruggleIsMyself MyStruggleIsMyself 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 1

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    People love versions of me. My masks. Even close friends, call me when they need me to cheer them up. Who is going to cheer me up. Who is going to accept what I really am. My...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 9

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    Why when ever I tell some one my problems they instantly don't care I have emotions and feelings in my body that I can physically feel and it hurts I wish some one cared or at...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want is to listen to someone & know everything there is to know about them but the only problem is I want them to want the same thing with me. Having a hard time finding that...
    1lostsinner2 1lostsinner2 18-21, F Jul 22

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    No one really knows me, or everything about me. I feel that I cannot reveal my whole self to anyone, not even here. This hurts me so much because I just want someone to know me and...
    Salma786 Salma786 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's always the same. They talk to me and say they'll never hate me, they'll never leave me. But within a week they're no where to be seen. No one wants to put up with me. You can...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everyone either thinks I'm a lot stronger than I actually am or no one cares.
    reesespeices reesespeices 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You know you got nothing left to live for when you wake up every day, no one called, or texted, and than you remember that you got no family anymore, that you lost everyone you...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 7

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    I have no one and nothing to show for my life
    hornyharry123 hornyharry123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    They don't. And I mean friends, family, ect. I'm not as worried about not having boys after me or wanting to talk to me. I just want to be some bodies one person they want around...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I would do anything for my son. He can't take 30 to change my tire! I truly give up!
    78nikki 78nikki 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    “The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is because they have a common enemy.” ~ Author Unknown
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm actually so ugly it's kind of funny. And I'm sick of my body and my face ugh. I'm sick of dieting and counting calories and exercising and just CONSTANTLY thinking of my...
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been told I am ugly and fat so many times I just believe it now
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I fell as if my whole family has no love for me and even my girlfriend says she loves me but i don't believe any of their love is genuine or real. writing it down made me realize...
    kushmonster666 kushmonster666 22-25 Jul 17

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    sometimes? It's all the time.
    whodareswin whodareswin 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Why WOULD anyone love me. Me. Why should anyone even like me. Everyone has every right to hate me. Because I'm ME and that's a good enough reason. It is for me anyway.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why would they? I'm not nice to look at at all and when I open my mouth, everything wrong comes out or nothing at all.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have had a long section of depression. It's been caused by quite a few factors, but it's really been compounding and it has been a difficult thing to deal with. I guess it was...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jul 21

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    Dear fellow scapegoats, it is now 10 years on since I walked away from my family of origin. Any of you who have read my story know that it was the universal story of the...
    claraindigo claraindigo 56-60 Jul 10

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    I'm not sure I understand how things are suppose to go. I guess maybe I'm not doing things right. I care about other people but I feel like no one cares about me. I am never the...
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    i'm really sick of being alone , unwanted most of the time , i hate this feeling ... i feel rejected , unloved , forsaken by everyone , no one ever appreciated me or loved me...
    izaacgrin izaacgrin 18-21, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    My current bout with depression has lasted for ten years. Today is July 25, 2014. On June 25, after feeling pretty bad after work, I sat down and wrote this. If there's one...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so broken. I have not cried in 10 yrs and a 2 month relationship can rip me apart so seamlessly. Why did she mean so much!?! Here is what she wrote: Why do you continue...
    toughskinnygirl toughskinnygirl 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Feeling intoxicated with happiness purely by the existence another human being is the most beautiful experience.
    foreignindulgence foreignindulgence 18-21, F Jul 18

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