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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I feel like no one cares about me, i feel like I'm being used. I help others because I love to do it, I love to help friends but sometimes all I want in return is to know you care...
    usarmyrangers usarmyrangers 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I feel like no one cares cause it's the truth. Thinking about taking my life
    bradman1390 bradman1390 22-25, M Aug 22

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    Sometimes I feel like no one listens to anything I say...surrounded by humans....but I go unnoticed.... Sigh
    Albrma061011 Albrma061011 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    No doubt, it probably is. Let us consider why: It requires you to either get pregnant or have to deal with that of a hormonal woman and she may not look as good as she did before...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    My 20-year old son hates me. We have been so close his whole life. He really did not seek out the company of others his age. He grew up in the company of adults and with his IQ and...
    zepha123 zepha123 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Its more difficult than handling 25 people. My son is a good kid but can be a brat too. Of course i have to make sure he'll be guided.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Suffering depression but its affecting me great effect, i hate my personality because iam antisocial i don't have social skills i talk less than usual, my parents are the reason of...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Survival of the Fittest - Most of the time I am steen as a reserved friendly smart kid. But when I feel in danger to myself in any form; I react with swiftly and brutally. This...
    ThatSn1perGuy ThatSn1perGuy 16-17, M Aug 16

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    People say that a few people care and the rest are just curious. No one cares and everyone else is curious. I hate this place so much. No one cares, AT ALL. THEY ACT LIKE THEY DO...
    Atraxiella Atraxiella 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I feel the most in depth, meaningful conversations take place after 2 am... People just seem to let their gaurd down, become more comfortable and find it easier to be themselves...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I feel the most in depth, meaningful conversations take place after 2 am... People just seem to let their gaurd down, become more comfortable and find it easier to be themselves...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Aug 17

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    No one knows why I am hurting deeply even If I tell them what's wrong. I mean it's nothing that they could do. College starts in a few weeks.. Don't know about these loans which I...
    MoMo2018 MoMo2018 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I usually don't even wanna leave my home.I feel cursed
    RockyGoli RockyGoli 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Most people haven't seen? I can't think of a single person who's seen my true dark side. 98% of the time, my good side shows, and I am able to express that part of myself to others...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    In high school I had many "friends", and many people always used to text me/talk to me on social media. I once had a sweet 16, invited many people, but not that many showed up...
    bbyfwn bbyfwn 18-21, F a week ago

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    It's not "sometimes". It's "almost always". My coworkers, my "friends", acquaintances etc they are all the same. Yes, I can cohabitate with them, I can tell jokes, we share...
    Uselessflesh Uselessflesh 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm getting more skinnier and no one notice that I'm getting sick but no one care.
    jumanachan jumanachan 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Everyone is hurting or fighting some kind of battle, I hear it said a lot. Perhaps that is why I shrink back into myself when I am hurting and depressed. People are not equipped...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    whenever i tell my friends how i feel, they never seem to understand. they brush it off. nobody listens...
    maggie1414 maggie1414 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I don't know anyone else like me or who thinks like I do. Does that mean I'm smarter than everyone else? Does that mean I'm dumber than everyone else? Does it mean I'm just...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Aug 13

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    No one wants to talk to me as it is. Everybody around me has a lover and I dont and I feel left out
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I've never had a real relationship. I'm 15 going on 16 and all my friends have been in a relationship or at least have "talked" to a guy and no guys ever like me and I fear no one...
    dreaming1942 dreaming1942 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Happy endings don't exist no one cares about others anymore everything we do is for our own selfish need so goodbye to whoever is reading this.....
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why do no one like me it make me sad
    sanjay2849 sanjay2849 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This will be my first year as a mother that is not also a teacher. I'm SO ready for school to start!!
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Thank God for Fridays.........no sport.......no home work.......
    cimky cimky 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Omgah...I just can't! I spent all morning sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning everything. I went to give the dog a bath after sitting the kids down at the table with lunch, and...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I got a call from the mother of my 14yo son" friend today and I am embarrassed and furious. Apparently she caught her son and my son going through her purse and it appears that...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    yeah I am working on it... I won't be dating anyone until I love myself for me...
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I cant think of many times ive felt truly happy about the way i look. Ive always always struggled with my self esteem. I just wish i could be like all the other girls, skinny and...
    olsonn322 olsonn322 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Need to eat less or care less
    subpop subpop 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Cause nobody does. Seriously nobody would give a **** if just died. Nobody.
    IzzyIrwin IzzyIrwin 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Yeah people just judge the book by its cover not much people get me because I don't let them
    8tattoos 8tattoos 70+, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    Where are you based and it sounds like overseas
    sinnedyesac sinnedyesac 46-50, M Aug 10

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    Yes, I've experienced some awful ****, but I refuse to be a victim! That mentality is anathema to me! Why should I get hung up over it? Men can be incredibly ugly at times, they're...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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