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

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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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    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 7 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 17, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not going to sugar coat this .....it's freaking hard ! If you are a parent that cares about your child , wants to do right by them ...then it's hard ....... I see many people...
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Update to what I last wrote. I did go to the house after all. My younger (faviourite), sibling had gone away on holiday abroad with his new family and my mum rang. My Stepdad...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I should have posted my last experience on here. Let's just say my intimate side is not for the usual. And very unsatisfied. it's making me feel very alone and it's just something...
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    It's so hard seeing your babies grow and change but it's also a privilege my little prince james who's now 3 go to pre school yes he's only 3 and I have so many years left of...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I took my son to his very first day of school today and wept the whole way home.
    Beautifulpolyamory Beautifulpolyamory 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This happens all the time and tofay was the last straw I feel kinda angry now but not caring at the same time it's just I have a friend G who knows about my personal life and I...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    LoveING is the best feeling, BEING in love, fufILLMENT is the highest attainment ( & best of ALL possible feelings :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    When I was pregnant, everyone felt the need to tell me all about their horrific child birth stories (scaring me half to death) , how hard it would be to cope with the physical...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I honestly am so lonely and feel like no one cares but I have people that help but I just need more people to talk to
    SCARFACEkyle1 SCARFACEkyle1 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I do not know why but sometimes i feel heartbroken when the most loyal one prove himself unloyal.Its true that people don't say what they feel about you but they show it to you.I...
    gettingmad1154 gettingmad1154 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start so I'll begin by rambling. I am from a family of 5. I am the baby. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are all married with kids. I'm single with no...
    mangosandy82 mangosandy82 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate myself because people use me, I'm not attractive, I'm so awkward that I stand out in a really bad way and most of the time I feel invisible. No one makes time for me because...
    Crazydollz Crazydollz 22-25 a week ago

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    I have not seen my children in over 4 years. I have no hope left of things ever changing. They are 22 and 19. Feels like no one understands the pain
    michellespr michellespr 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm soooooo glad I had a second child, but I draw the line at 3! For my sanity's sake. #canthearmyselfthinkthroughthesimultaneousnagging
    sunkisd25 sunkisd25 36-40, F Aug 25

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    I raised my two children alone after a seven year marriage ended. I worked a job in retail as a store manager. I had to work 50 hour 6 day work weeks. I had no help raising my two...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    lets talk about a hypothetical, future A future where extreme feminism takes over the world and it becomes dominated by strong independent women. In this world citizens are divided...
    SaphireTracy SaphireTracy 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I've been sick not able to work, so you learn how much people really care about you
    BigT83AB BigT83AB 31-35, M Aug 24

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    I feel so lost right now. My marriage blew up, and I'm pregnant with our second child, battling depression, and I've made mistakes as much as my husband... I cheated on him with 3...
    Starkizzed21 Starkizzed21 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I've been told to no lose no more weight because of my height and I carry my weight better than smaller women. I so hate being a big female. It's embarrassing, especially being...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F Aug 23

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    I feel that most of my friends don't put the same amount of effort into our relationship as I do. I'm sick of being the one to text first or the one that always has to make the...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 14 Responses Aug 23

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    I honestly don't care if I come off as desperate, I'm sick of not being appreciated and loved for who I am. I really wish I had a special someone to treat me like I was the center...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 19 Responses Aug 22

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    No one ive ever known understands how it feels like to have your country at war. To constantly lose people you love. To always be afraid of what might happen tomorrow. Whenever i...
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    We both do, can't beat the feeling of freedom and being at one with nature :)
    bobden bobden 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    A year ago I met the man who swept me off my feet. We dated for a month and a half before he broke it off after admitting he was falling in love with me. I've struggled to stay...
    eagerbeaver74 eagerbeaver74 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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