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

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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 26-30, F Oct 12, 2014

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

    Props to the parents out there <3
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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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...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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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 7 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, 2014

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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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16, 2014

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    I ran out of a parent meeting at my kids school last night. it was all going well, everyone was seated and organized. then they said parents should look at information at the...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    is it after ur parents divorced, you tend to not mix with your bio parents, especially ur dad. Most of the time the only person whom by ur side is ur mom and/or aunt......kau faham...
    myraaxx myraaxx 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    Just rambling, getting this off my chest, I have no idea what I'm doing, so I'll just type and see where this goes. I MAY have anxiety, I know for sure I'm probably hurting in the...
    Kchp Kchp 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Wow these stories are just like mine.I thought I might be crazy.Even my parents want me to see someone lol.Its like they wait for me to come outside and when I try and show someone...
    Allball55 Allball55 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    I care about other people. but nobody cares about me
    scootz56 scootz56 13-15, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    It's a really ****** thing to know that no one cares about you. Like really ******
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i know im fat and short (im 4'11 and 260lbs). i feel so ugly and disgusting, i dont have a full size mirror in my room, i dont show my body to my bf i have no confidence and i just...
    rebornlover101 rebornlover101 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello guys, Well, I hope you`re in for a good read but, I really hope some of you feel the same as I do and I don`t know if I`ll ever find someone in the same situation. If you...
    frozonov frozonov 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Suicide? noooo! Please DON'T. Don't do it! Never! There's always a better way. If you feel so miserable and you think it's the only way out, YOU'RE WRONG! If you're being bullied...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I give up. To be honest it's been roughly three years since I last updated on here. Things got good for a minute, but then it was right back to square one. My then FI and I have...
    Antismarts Antismarts 22-25, F 2 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 2 days ago

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    It definitely is but it is worth it!!! I love my Daughter with all my heart, she is my world . I foolishly thought that parenthood would get easier as she got older but it hasn...
    Alreadyowned7379 Alreadyowned7379 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last year, I finally understood that no one beside a few people will care in your whole life. I noticed that a lot of people here think by joinning those kind of groups or asking...
    AfricanGirl19 AfricanGirl19 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I try to explain to others what it feels like when I'm having a depressive "episode" and it's the hardest thing to try to explain. Especially when the feeling comes out of nowhere...
    crhh crhh 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like an invisible floating light bulb
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I thought I would take a nap since I didn't sleep much last night Im almost asleep and feel empty. My dad is dead. No one seems to care. It's like his life never was. Like he...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like no one cares about me. :(
    AnnaTheBee AnnaTheBee 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    Associated card: The Emperor. Associated track: none. Sometimes, wrong intentions could set one to the right path... Everyone knows that different emotions / emotional feelings we...
    AmethystCluster AmethystCluster 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Pffff, now after all i feel lost, no one is carrying no one with me. I need someone
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M Feb 3

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    At good times people are all around you,at bad times no one will be there for you.
    ItsDanny ItsDanny 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm burned out on friends that only complain about ****, but don't ask about me. I'm sick of always being the one that always makes sure everyone else is happy. I am a good...
    XxshenanigansxX XxshenanigansxX 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I actually feel jealous of my kids!!! That my husband who was my best friend, now hates me and left us, but he still sees the kids. They get texts saying he misses them, he loves...
    Mostfabdon Mostfabdon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31