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

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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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    Idk... A nuclear fire fighter seems to be

    pretty harsh . Because when you are called to an emergency at the plant you pretty much die...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 12

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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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    ...and that is one job I never want!

    Props to the parents out there <3
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F Oct 11

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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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    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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16

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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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    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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    Was waiting in line for the mini train at the

    local zoo, and there was this...child red-faced , tears pouring down and he was running and screaming and squealing and eating my ear drums. Parents oblivious. All I wanted to do in that moment was lay down on the train tracks and end all this misery. Kudos to you parents. I...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 12

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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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    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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    Tell me about it! You care

    for their every need until they learn to tell you what they need. You'll spend many a sleepless night worrying where this high temperature came from. And what it means. Why don't they eat as much as you think they should? No no! Don't go to sleep now at 4:30 in the afternoon...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I never really had parents,

    my father was abusive and my mother was neglectful so I did my best to survive until 13 when I was place under the mental health team. So I can see the joys of a good childhood stems from being a good parent. Its one of the hardest jobs in the world. My partner is a retired...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17

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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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    unlovable5 unlovable5 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I feel like no one cares nowadays... No one. Everyone's a ******* psychopath. And don't give me that 'you are what you see in others' cos no. I ******* care. I ******* think about...
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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    lucky me!! woke up with the sniffles from my girls. one staying home from school again. I feel like crap. <3 mommy love <3
    FinnAhGinn FinnAhGinn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    a few years ago i was a little bit chubby and wasn't happy with myself. i started to eat better, stopped trying to lose weight by not eating/purging/overexercising and found a way...
    skinnytofat14 skinnytofat14 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    My son is 14 and is on the Aspergers spectrum, struggles with anxiety and OCD. We are seeing a professional to help support him and try to make his life easier. At times my heart...
    verityspice verityspice 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I love my kids dearly but my God I am being tried tonight. Moody teenagers and an Aspergers son on top of it. Just want to run away from home sometimes, lol. 😁
    verityspice verityspice 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I feel like no matter what I do I will never be good enough...I'm a 29 yr old woman still living home with her parents...Jobless, fat and ugly. I'm depressed 98% of the time and...
    abramsi abramsi 26-30 1 Response Nov 8

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    I feel so alone in this world. Go to school all your life for what? Get a job.. Marry? I don't even get good grades. I'm sick of being the stupid, ugly loner nobody likes. My...
    Holeale Holeale 22-25, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One side is a friendly, fairly easy going side. The other is a jealous side with plenty of angst and jealously plus occasional fragments of misanthropy. Obviously the latter side...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    When you go to therapy, mental hospitals and meet with social workers and counselors there all trying to do the same thing. There trying to "figure" me out. There job is to "figure...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Each time I get hurt it's like I lose a piece of my soul..my dignity...my piece of mind...and my heart gets ripped apart .When that hurt became constant, I got used to it.Got used...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had really bad broke up with my ex.I still remember the words he said over the Skype screen '' This LDR is sucks, I don't love you anymore''.I locked myself at the room and feel...
    AnnePQ AnnePQ 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yeh i feel ugly when i compare myself to other girls...like my cousins my friends =.=i have Hypothyroidism in last 3 years i gained weight easily...i just hate my bodymy thyroid is...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I'm close to saying my outsides and my insides. But I'm sure in one way or another, a doctor has seen my insides. Ok lame post.
    Kendles Kendles 18-21, M Nov 2

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    i started taking diet pills. because i just feel so fat. and i need to lose weight.
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like a burden on everyone I know. I'm depressed and alone and sad and no one understands because everyday at school I'm this bubbly happy smiling girl that's hiding behind a...
    Depressedgirl29 Depressedgirl29 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I have two main sides to me, but the majority of people only see one. I wish that I did not hide the other part of me, though, and feel that it is too late now..
    kimb27 kimb27 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    …to make me feel better to confide in...or to just talk to… and be myself with :( I feel like I have no one to talk to… my mum used to be like that… I'm sure of it… I...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 13

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    Yep... People always say they wont judge and that they'll understand but then when I open up to them they just don't get it. Maybe it's partly my fault but it's not a nice feeling...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 14

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    I feel like all I do is help other people with their issues and work through their problems, but when I come to them for help, they barely even try. They either give me one word...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Those nights you just wanna cry because you have no one to talk to about your situation
    wannaplay122 wannaplay122 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 26

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    I just want to give up. I want to be there for people, but it seems like no one is there for me.
    Destroyer2266 Destroyer2266 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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    No one can understand me so i always stay away from people :)
    Superpi Superpi 16-17, T Oct 28

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    Sometimes I feel like the friend of misery. "You're just stood there,screaming!"
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Everyone I know knows my problems and no one helps. Today I said my step mom if I can go see a counselor and she said "what the **** do you think I'm made of money? You really...
    GirlWhoCuts GirlWhoCuts 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    When I'm thinking with my head, I know they do, but when I'm thinking emotionally it feels like they don't. I can convince myself of absolutely anything and I do that a lot, which...
    xPrincessMia xPrincessMia 16-17, F a week ago

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    No one will ever love me no one I like that is and it's not that I'm picky I just want someone attractive,smart,nice,loyal,around my age things like that.Too bad I'm ugly,dumb...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People tend to judge a book by it's cover. They assume that I'm a *****, or stuck up because of how I look. No one actually takes the time to get to know how I really am, beneath...
    uribegre uribegre 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I fell in love over and over again, every time my heart is broken, my support or so they said, always blames me, it back fires at me, am hurt, and I don't know who to talk to...
    ReinaBeaulaveira ReinaBeaulaveira 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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