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I Had An Overprotective Mother

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    It's interesting to look back on life now

    and see where i could have been vs where i am now. I was raised overprotected, I rarely, if ever, went over to friends' house unless my mom approved and in most cases it involved contacting my friends' mom, and when i didn't know their phone number i was screwed. I was kept in...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M Feb 2, 2014

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    R.I.P. Shirley Mae Blanchfield

      i had a overprotective mother . a mother that was so supportive and understood about my health problems. she put  me before her own well being . my mother was a person that wanted to see me succeed in life . she  was the most wonderful women in the world besides...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2009

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    Something's Wrong With My Mother

    Okay, so I have problems with my mom. Lately. I used to get along with her all the time. It seems like now, I don't even like her. I still love her, I just don't get along with her like I used to. I've talked to several people about her and they all tell me she's a control-freak...
    Imahigo Imahigo 18-21, F Aug 14, 2013

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    You'll Never Walk Alone

    She didn't say that, but it was true.... But everywhere I went, she went with me. When I was 15, and wanted to go to my friends house, she walked with me. I didn't hang out at friends houses like other kids. I didnt really have friends anyways. When I did, she was always THERE...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    My Story

    I Had An Overprotective Mother. My classmates at college thinks i'm weird for calling my mum every time i go out with them... But, if I don't make the call my mum will worry and frighten herself with worst thing that can happen to me, and won't stop calling me until i...
    loopin loopin 26-30 6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Having An Overprotective

    Is being over protective a good or bad thing? Growing up my mother was over protective to the point where I hated her for it. I always felt she did not trust me. Truth was I was not allowed to do the same things as my sisters were at my age due to my learning difficulties. She...
    lemur1 lemur1 18-21 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    I Lived In A Sheltered Life.

    I'm the only and the last girl in the family. As young as 2 years old all the way through adulthood. My mother won't let me talk to friends whose not in the same religion as I am. Wouldn't talk on the phone with my classmates she replied "They are bad influence". I can't even go...
    mysticvictoria mysticvictoria 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Going Berzek

    My mom was way over protective. I had epilepsy and she really did not want me out of her sight in case I had a big seizure. My curfew was 10pm until I moved out at 20. No joke. It was her rules. Yet, my brother. Oh he could come and go as he pleased. No questions asked. I had...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers 41-45 Sep 18, 2013

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    Weird

    She got protective when I was 10 or so, which sort of aligns with other things that happened to me during that time. It's not surprising that she got clingy. But it's strange. You'd think she'd look over me mentally as well, but I was always a mere space to be contained. As long...
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Jan 8, 2012

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    Parental Protection Overload

     Both my parents were very protective of the four of us growing up. I used to have to beg and plead for things I needed as well as siblings. If we wanted to go anywhere we had to beg. I stayed out one time past curfew and got a lecture and grounding. I was the oldest of the...
    bzyangl bzyangl 41-45, F Sep 1, 2009

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    It has been a while not to say that our relationship has become rosie, but rather the amount nor time I spend with the in-laws has dwindled to non existent. So I have had nothing...
    skip79 skip79 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I am way too overprotective. I messed up my friendship with someone important to me because of it. I was being too overprotective to my best friend.
    SethNesbittt SethNesbittt 13-15, M Feb 23

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    Parents love their kids so much and try to protect them from bad things. Thats good but if parents overprotect them it can lead to isolation. I wish I had the ability to make...
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    Crush on much older male teacher: So yeah this is the only other teacher I crushed on. Only male teacher, It was stupid and ridiculous and lately I've come to realise it could've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi, I hope others have some advice or comments. Hi, I hope others have comments or advice for me. Okay so let me give a general picture of my life. I’m in college I do online...
    Newmommy24 Newmommy24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm the youngest of my parents' children; a little bit of the Irish-Catholic "Unanticipated Joy". My brother and sisters are in excess of ten years older than I am. We were a loud...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Feb 7

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    I had a dream last night...It was a vivid dream, and it was of my father who passed away in 2008... here is my background... We had a very challenging relationship, my father was a...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F Feb 16

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    So I wonder if it's possible for a stepfather to be the "golden child" in a situation? I think he acts very childish at times. She has even called him a child. She has often said...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    This is a conversation I had this morning after apparently my sister had another frustrating sleepless night... My lil sister, a mother of a 7 y/old son and an adorable 3 y/old...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    My mother has never really been a mother. She had me when she was 17 and i was pretty much raised by my grandparents. We act like friends most of the time and joke around. It's fun...
    littlebird88 littlebird88 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Hello. It looks like not many have posted recently but I truly need to vent and get some insight. I am Hispanic and my fiancé is Indian. His family is from Gujarat, India. We...
    latinaRN latinaRN 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    You have no idea how much I have cried today. I have so much pain and she only concerns herself with that abuser and expects me to as well. Except she's mad at him, I should too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    Any other daughters of narcs have this? My mother never asks how I am or cares about I feel. Talk about my problems, she doesn't listen and switches it to be about her (common...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 days ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    My mother had a brief psychotic episode 2 years ago. She went to the ward and was put on haldol. She came back and was fine. A few weeks ago I noticed she was acting odd. She wasn...
    theraeahgogo theraeahgogo 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My relationship with my mother got way worse when I moved back in with her last year. When she lost her job this last spring she took it out on me. Almost every time she had a...
    moranne moranne 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was 7 I started to wonder about a things in my life, like why I lived with my Grandmother and why I could only see my actual mother and father (separately) 4 times a year...
    MiserableMama26 MiserableMama26 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I can't stand my mil, where do I start, we got along before I had my first son 2 and half years ago,the thing that really annoyed back then was her youngest son,there is a 10 year...
    jrg777 jrg777 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    It's been two years now that I've hated my mother. We were never really close to begin with but it also hasn't been like this before. Now I avoid interacting with her as much as...
    jkc0 jkc0 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ok here is the sequel. I wrote about an affair I had with a married preacher, long story short my husband walked in and caught us. I haven't been with the preacher again since...
    reddhot reddhot 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    My mother-in-law had a farm. She pretty much forced all the grandkids to be in 4-H. There was a lot of work to prepare for the County Fair in that area. The kids had to shovel...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    My mother is slowly losing her once impressive command of language. Commonplace items are now routinely referred to as "whatitsname" or "that...you know". But two words that still...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I am a single mother and my battle right now is real. my ex who wasn't around durng my pregnancy and did not pay child support or bring gifts of any kind for almost 2 years now is...
    Peeps82 Peeps82 31-35, F